So recently at some drift events, I was giving a few people some rides showing them what the old '86 can do, and what do you know-the kid in the passenger seat was currently on the Georgia Southern Formula Motorsports team and was helping build the 2011 car. Awesome!
So we talked and he sent me some pictures and some specs and showed me what they had been up too and, WOW, it's about 1000 times better then our sad little car when we first started. These guys really know what they're doing and, that's awesome. It's really good to see where the program has gone since I've left, especially since it really went uphill!
Formula SAE only lets you use cars for a couple of years then you have to build a new chassis, which is an awesome rule. It keeps the chassis fresh and makes it to where almost all of the students joining get to understand and think about how to build a chassis.
The car is designed and built from scratch. These cars are designed by the students, then they raise the money, then they get to the shop and build. The rule book for Formula SAE is nothing short of War and Peace, so it is no easy task completing a car, most teams dont even pass tech their first year. Luckly the Eagle Motorsports team has learned from its past and has done quite well in recent events.
If you're lucky you may see them around some local Auto-X events getting the car fine tuned.
So here's to the next year for Eagle Motorsports! If you want to donate for a good cause that will go to fund the Eagle Motorsports car and their admission fees (the Fomula SAE event is NOT cheap) please click here to donate.!!!!!!!!!!!(It's also tax deductible!!!)
Here is a full spec sheet on their 2011 car running a single slam KTM motor. Sick!!
(click on it to read)
They also do Baja SAE and if its more of your thing ( I did both, couldn't get enough) then go for it.
If you would like more info on Eagle Motorsports and Formula SAE you can click here
if you have any questions about donations etc.. you can email their faculty advisor at email@example.com
Man, good times!