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UNF’s Osprey Racing has record breaking performance at Formula SAE

Osprey Racing crewThe University of North Florida’s Osprey Racing student club had a record-setting performance, placing 18th out of 120 international teams in the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Collegiate Design Series competition at the Michigan International Speedway over the weekend.

The 16 students on the team, a mix of engineering and business majors, worked all year to design and build the new race car, the 10th rendition of the Osprey Racing vehicle created for the SAE competition and includes a newly designed frame. 

Osprey Racing carThe Osprey Racing club plays a significant role at UNF as a way for engineering and business students to work together and apply what they learn in the classroom. Last year, the team had their best previous performance and placed 30th.

The four-day competition in Michigan hosts 120 teams from across the globe competing in static events including a business presentation, engineering design evaluation and a budget cost analysis, as well as dynamic events including acceleration, skidpad, autocross, and endurance/fuel economy.