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Osprey Racing motors to its best finish

UNF’s Osprey Racing student club had a record-setting performance, up 12 spots from their previous best, to place 18th out of 120 international teams in the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Collegiate Design Series competition at the Michigan International Speedway in May. Last year, the team had their previous best performance and placed 30th.
Osprey Racing Club celebrating winThe 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.
The engineering and business goal of the competition is to develop and construct a single-seat, open wheel race car (aka Formula-style) targeted for the nonprofessional weekend autocross racer. Key metrics for the race car are the best overall package of design, construction, performance and cost.
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. The team is led by team captain Nathan Stratton, mechanical engineering student, and faculty advisor Dr. John Nuszkowski, engineering professor.
The Osprey Racing club plays a significant role as a way for engineering and business students to work together and apply what they learn in the classroom. Learn more about the student club.