April 25, 2017
Citrus Racing, Syracuse University’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) race team, will unveil their brand-new race car on Tuesday, May 2. The event is open to the public and will be held in 369 Link Hall from 2 pm to 4 pm.
More than 20 Syracuse University students designed and built their race car from scratch. They are preparing to compete at a Formula SAE event in Lincoln, Nebraska from June 21-24.
In addition to a 22-kilometer endurance race, the car’s acceleration, braking, and autocross capabilities will be tested. The team will also be judged on their design and their business reports.
After relaunching four years ago, Citrus Racing competed at the Formula SAE North Competition in 2016. Prior to this, the last time an operational car was brought to competition was in 2001.
The Citrus Racing team is made up of engineering, business and communications students from across campus who work together to tackle the technical, financial and organizational challenges of a fully functioning race team. Team leaders are hoping to test new component in the future and want to develop partnerships with additional sponsors to assist in achieving this. They also hope to further strengthen relationships with the faculty and staff of Syracuse University, and invite any interested members to attend.