McMaster Baja Racing had our strongest performance during the 2016-2017 official competition season with many successes and improvements. The team participated in two of three official international competitions in the United States; Baja SAE California in Gorman, California, and Baja SAE Kansas in Pittsburgh, Kansas. This season the team obtained overall placements within the top 30 out of ~100 participating teams at both competitions.
The first official competition of the 2016-2017 racing season was held in Gorman, California. At this competition, the McMaster Baja Racing team experienced not only many improvements, but also many firsts. The improvements the team achieved include: a 12th and 26th in the sales and design presentations respectively, 15th in hill climb, and 27th in the endurance race—the first time the team successfully completed the four-hour endurance race in five years—ultimately leading to an overall placement of 30th out of 92 teams.
The final race of the 2016-2017 official racing season was held in Pittsburgh, Kansas. The McMaster Baja Racing continued to push for success through passing both the technical and brake inspections on the first attempt, experiencing no component failures, and improving upon the standings from the California competition. In Kansas, the McMaster Baja Racing Team placed: 13th and 30th in the sales and design presentations respectively, 16th in acceleration, 17th in maneuverability, and 15th in the four-hour endurance race. This lead the team to achieve an overall placement of 24th out of 109 teams.
A huge thank you to all of our 2016-2017 sponsors. We would not be able to do what what we do without your continued support. We look forward to the 2018 season with many new ideas in store!