Oregon State Formula

Formula SAE Michigan 2010: Day one
May 12, 2010, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Competition

Hello from grey Brooklyn Michigan!

Today was the first day of GFR’s first competition!

At 7:00 am we were at the gate, waiting in line for the 8:00 am opening. Those of us waiting in line with the trailer were pretty haggard from the 48 hour drive from Corvallis, but we were still able to register quickly and get 4th in line for technical inspection. Getting an early spot in tech inspection is really important for competition because it lets us concentrate on static events as well as the tilt, brake and noise tests tomorrow. With 120 teams registered for the event, getting through tech early is going to let us relax and concentrate on the events in the coming three days.

After a smooth technical inspection, we went to the weigh station, and weighed in at 314 lbs (143 kg). This makes us one of the lightest cars at the event, and right around the weight of the OSU09 car. Pennsylvania State University seems to be the lightest car so far, weighing in at 291 lbs (133 kg). With still many cars to get through tech, it is certainly going to be an interesting competition.

Some pictures from today:

Oh, and by the way, in our 48 hour drive from Corvallis, we managed to destroy both a tire and fender off the trailer: (Pictures coming)

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  1.    Jonathan Brady 05.13.10 @ 9:55 pm      

    Nicely done in Design!

    How did presentation go?

    We’re rooting for all of you back here!

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