Texas A&M Racing grabs eighth place and "best engineered" at national competition

Photo of Texas A&M grassroots racing car

 

Texas A&M Racing, the racing division of the Texas A&M Society of Automotive Engineers student chapter, placed eighth overall in the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine $2012 Competition.

More than 40 other competitors from around the country participated in the contest in Gainesville, Fl.

Using a Mazda Miata powered by a turbocharged Nissan V6 affectionately dubbed “The Honey Badger,” Texas A&M Racing placed fifth  in autocross, 10th in the quarter-mile drag race, and eighth overall. The team was also awarded the “Best Engineered” trophy.

Texas A&M Racing will return with their Miata next year along with a 1991 5.0L Mustang. FMC Technologies and Hungry Howie’s are sponsors of the team and of the SAE student chapter.

About Texas A&M Racing
Texas A&M Racing is a volunteer-driven race team that competes in the annual Grassroots Motorsports Challenge. The goal of the team and the SAE chapter is to give student engineers an opportunity to develop unique technical skills and to apply their engineering knowledge in a tangible, team setting. Members who participate in the Grassroots project often move on to the Formula SAE Senior design class, where students design and build an open wheeled formula style race car from the ground up to take to an international competition.

About the Grassroots Motorsports $20XX Challenge
The Grassroots Motorsports $20XX Challenge is a competition held by the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine publication in which entrants build a race car using only the year as their budget. The competition has three parts: an autocross, a drag race and a concourse. It is held at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fl.