80 College Teams Visit Lincoln to Compete in International SAE Racecar Design Event

Source: Nebraska Ethanol Board • Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

 University of Nebraska Team Will Use E85 Fuel

LINCOLN, NE—The next major advancement in automotive technology could be showcased here this week as several hundred collegiate design and engineering teams converge on the Lincoln Airpark for the Formula SAE International West competition held June 20-22, 2013.

Eighty collegiate teams from seven nations will be on hand as Lincoln hosts this global event for the second consecutive year. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. A number of food vendors will be on site.

The premise behind Formula SAE involves a fictional manufacturing company that has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style racecar and have it evaluated for its production potential. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a set of rules, the purpose of which is to promote clever problem solving and encourage real-world application of research, design, testing, engineering and project management skills.

Teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, India and Austria will be on hand. New to the event this year is a category for electric-powered vehicles.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is represented by Husker Motorsports, a team made up of students from Albion, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln, McCook, and Omaha—as well as students from Iowa and Nevada. The Nebraska team will be designing and competing in Car Number 26, and they will be using E85 (a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% ordinary unleaded gasoline) in their vehicle. The Husker Motorsports team is sponsored in part by the Nebraska Ethanol Board.

In order to qualify for the endurance course driving event on Saturday, the teams must first qualify through a variety of dynamic competitions and events including technical inspection, design, cost, project presentation, skid pad, acceleration, fuel economy, and other performance measures. Awards will be presented following the endurance event. Last year’s event was won by the University of Kansas team.

On Thursday, June 20, activities are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday activities run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s endurance course and fuel efficiency events begin at 9:00 a.m. The event ends with the awards ceremony scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

Formula SAE® competition began in 1979. For information, visit www.sae.org.


070 Auburn Univ War Eagle Motorsports United States

047 California Polytechnic State Univ-SLO Cal Poly Racing United States

007 California State Poly Univ – Pomona Cal Poly Pomona United States

069 California State Univ – Chico Chico State Racing United States

027 California State Univ – Fresno Bulldog Racing United States

039 California State Univ – Fullerton Titan Motorsports United States

033 California State Univ – Long Beach Long Beach Racers United States

049 California State Univ – Northridge Matadors United States

013 California State Univ – Sacramento Hornet Racing United States

042 Central Connecticut State Univ Blue Devil Motorsports United States

017 Colorado School of Mines CSM FSAE United States

085 Colorado State University Ram Racing United States

036 Concordia University Concordia Formula Racing Canada

059 Drexel Univ Drexel Racing United States

072 Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal Formule Polytechnique Montréal Canada

061 ESIA Tlalnepantla Cedeva Racing Team Mexico

057 Honda Technical College Kansai CL2 Japan

066 Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua Panteras Racing Team Mexico

023 Iowa State Univ Cyclone Racing United States


051 IUPUI IUPUI Jaguars United States

081 Kansas State Univ Powercat Motorsports United States

082 Kettering Univ KUFSAE United States

053 Lovely Professional University ILLUMINATI RACERS India

073 McGill Univ McGill Racing Team Canada

006 Michigan State Univ State Racing United States

030 Middle Tennessee State Univ MTSU FSAE United States

071 Missouri University of Science and Tech Missouri S&T Racing United States

056 Montana State Univ – Bozeman Bobcat Motorsports United States

068 North Carolina A & T State Univ Aggie Racing United States

089 Oakland University Grizzlies Racing United States

064 Oklahoma State Univ Okstate Racing United States

032 Oregon Inst of Tech Oregon Tech Racing United States

055 Polytechnic Univ of Puerto Rico Polytechnic Motorsports United States

080 Queen’s Univ – Ontario Canada Queen’s Formula Canada

083 Rutgers Univ Rutgers Formula Racing United States

015 San Diego State Univ Aztec Racing United States

084 San Jose State University Spartan Racing United States

019 Sona College of Technology Team Terasvin India

078 South Dakota Sch of Mines & Tech Formula Hardrocker Racing United States

038 South Dakota State Univ Wild Hare Racing United States

058 Southern Illinois Univ – Carbondale Saluki Formula Racing United States

054 Southern Illinois Univ – Edwardville Formula SIUE United States

075 Southern Polytechnic State Univ SPSU Motorsports United States

005 Texas A & M Univ – College Station Texas A&M Racing United States

016 Univ of Alberta University of Alberta FSAE Canada

021 Univ of British Columbia Formula UBC Canada

045 Univ of Calgary Schulich Racing Canada

022 Univ of Calif – Berkeley Team Cal Simraceway United States

067 Univ of Calif – Los Angeles UCLA Formula Racing United States

024 Univ of California-Merced UCM Racing United States

077 Univ of Cincinnati Bearcat Motorsports United States

044 Univ of Delaware University of Delaware United States

020 Univ of Guelph Gryphon Racing Canada

060 Univ of Hawaii – Manoa 808Formula United States

079 Univ of Illinois – Urbana Champaign Illini Motorsports United States

001 Univ of Kansas – Lawrence Jayhawk Motorsports United States

090 Univ of Manitoba Polar Bear Racing Canada

041 Univ of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Corsair Racing United States

076 Univ of Missouri Mizzou Racing United States

026 Univ of Nebraska – Lincoln Husker Motorsports United States

010 Univ of New Mexico LOBOMotorsports United States

043 Univ of North Dakota The Push Starts United States

012 Univ of North Texas Mean Green Racing United States

025 Univ of Oklahoma Sooner Racing Team United States

046 Univ of Pune Areion Motorsports India

014 Univ of Saskatchewan Huskie Motorsports Canada

009 Univ of South Florida USF Racing United States

048 Univ of Southern California USC Racing United States

002 Univ of Texas – Arlington UTA Formula SAE United States

037 Univ of Texas – Austin Longhorn Racing United States

034 Univ of Texas – San Antonio Road Runner Racing United States

028 Univ of Utah Formula U United States

029 Univ of Victoria University of Victoria Formula SAE Canada

004 Univ of Washington UWashington FSAE United States

018 Univ of Wisconsin – Platteville Pioneer Racing United States

052 Universidad Nacion Autonoma De Mexico UNAM Motorsports Mexico

011 Universidade Federal de Santa Maria Formula UFSM Brazil

074 Virginia Tech VT Motorsports United States

086 Wichita State Univ Shocker Racing United States