Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Review of Formula SAE @ MIS

Below is a short video re-capping the Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway and some pictures from Saturday's Endurance race. Please stay tuned in as we continue our pledge-raising Race for a Cause campaign for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and send out updates from testing sessions and the trip out to California for Formula SAE West!

Thank you all for joining us for this past competition; we hope that you enjoyed the updates (though they've been a bit late...sorry!). Further, we would like to extend a special thanks to all of Car 51's sponsors and friends and family that were able to stop by and see us at MIS.

If you would like any high-resolution versions of the pictures seen here; please do not hesitate to email me at

Go Green. Go White. Go Fast@FSAEWest,


The 2008 Formula SAE Endurance track at Michigan International Speedway

In line for Endurance

First Endurance Driver Andy Gryczan waiting for the green flag to head onto the track

And the competition is on! The University of Stuttgart chases Andy down

Andy Navigating a chicane

Our second driver, Brandon Goad, taking off on one of his first few laps

And the pushrod begins to buckle. Unfortunately, you can see the body start to drag here.

Brandon's last lap; traversing onto the flat section of the track from the banked corner, you can see the left front wheel over an inch off of the ground due to the right rear pushrod having yielded a significant amount.

A bit less somber of times; at the semi prior to Endurance.

On Friday; Andy and Suspension Team Leader Jordan Smart watch on as our first Skidpad runs were being run.

Hi Matthew, we hope that you're feeling better!

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