UW-Madison Baja team’s season has officially come to a close and we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase all of their hard work this past season down at TEAM Lab. Evan Schertz, the team leader, told us that the weather cooperated for the most part but made the endurance race a little muddy and they are grateful for all of TEAM Lab’s help.
This years competition was held May 16th thru May 19th in Gorman, California at Quail Canyon and hosted by College of the Canyons. Despite the minor weather complications, the team was able to finish 6th overall out of 100 teams. Highlights included a 2nd place in hill climb, 10th in cost, 9th in design, 5th in acceleration, 6th in maneuverability, and 8th in Endurance. Placing within the top 10 teams again was a great milestone for them and they are looking forward to a great year next year and hope to pull out a win. Great job representing Bucky.
“Baja SAE consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Each team’s goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle whose structure contains the driver. The vehicle is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle which serves a recreational user market.”
Photo Credit: Evan Schertz and the UW Madison Baja Team