Texas Tech Students to Unveil Formula One-Style Race Car

The team will unveil this year’s new race car to sponsors, supporters and friends of the team, as well as the engineering college’s staff and faculty.

WHAT:           Texas Tech Formula SAE Race Car Unveiling

WHEN:           3:30 p.m., Friday (March 22)

WHERE:         Room 101, Livermore Center, Texas Tech University
(Located next to the Chemical Engineering Building and southeast of the center field wall at Dan Law Field.)

Students from the Texas Tech Formula SAE Team have built a formula one-style race car from scratch to compete in an international competition against 120 other schools in May at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The team will unveil this year’s new race car to sponsors, supporters and friends of the team, as well as the engineering college’s staff and faculty.

Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. The Texas Tech Formula SAE Team includes students from a variety of college majors. Each year, the students work together to design, build, test, and then finally race a formula one-style race car against top schools in the world.

The Formula SAE Team at Texas Tech has competed for the last two years in international competition. This year, the team has focused on improving the vehicle and building the car more quickly to allow additional time for testing and improvements before the competition.

For more information, visit the Formula SAE Team website.

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CONTACT: Matthew Candler, president, Texas Tech Formula SAE Team, (432) 638-7318 or matthew.candler@ttu.edu.