Baja Racing Club at Ferris State consists of competitions that simulate real-world
engineering design projects and their related challenges. Students are tasked to design
and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.
This club works throughout the year to construct an off-road vehicle. During competitions
the club receives a combined score of dynamic events, design and sales presentation,
and endurance race.
Anyone is welcome to join! Only requirement is that you must be willing to put in
the time to get the car and other associated projects done on time and in a professional
In the past season they competed at the Michigan Tech Blizzard Baja and the Tennessee
Tech 2016 National Competition placing respectively.
Baja Racing Club at Ferris State can be contacted by:
Email: [email protected]
Social Media: Baja Racing
Bulldog Connect Profile: Baja Racing
More about the Baja Racing Club:
Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects
and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build
an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. The
object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project
that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing
a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another
to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must
function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within
the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project
and manage their educational priorities. All vehicles are powered by a ten-horsepower Intek Model 20 engine donated by Briggs
& Stratton Corporation. For over twenty-five years, the generosity of Briggs & Stratton
has enabled SAE to provide each team with a dependable engine free of charge. Use
of the same engine by all the teams creates a more challenging engineering design
test. Engine price: The suggested list price for the Briggs & Stratton 10 Hp OHV Intek
Model 205432 engine is $628.00.
Baja SAE is excellent opportunity to learn and practice engineering principles. Members
will also gain time management and team building skills.