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Maryland Summer Racing Team Results

Maryland Summer Racing Team Results

The Terps Racing baja vehicle gains some altitude.
The Terps Racing baja vehicle gains some altitude.

Two entrants from Maryland participated in the 9th International Submarine Races held June 25-29 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division David Taylor Model Basin in Bethesda, Maryland. The biennial engineering design competition hosted 22 experimental human-powered submarine teams with 26 subs from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The event challenges the engineering creativity of college, high school and independent students, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Of the two entrants from the University of Maryland, RSR Fourier was the contender, placing 10th in the One Person Propeller category with a speed of 1.285 knots.

The Terps Racing baja vehicle team took on the Baja SAE course at the Rochester Institute of Technology on June 7-10, placing 15th overall. Of the 140 universities registered, 126 made it to the competition. In specific categories, Maryland placed 10th in the hill climb, 17th in the suspension and traction event, 19th in the acceleration event, 28th in design, and 32nd in costing, and 44th in maneuverability.

The formula vehicle team competed in the Formula SAE® West races at the California Speedway in Fontana, CA on June 13-16. Maryland again placed 15th in this race out of 80 registered teams. By category, they placed 5th in the Acceleration competition and 1st in Fuel Economy.

Terps Racing offers Maryland undergraduate students the opportunity to design, build and race their own baja all-terrain and formula racing vehicles in various regional and national competitions. Terps racing invites students of any major to participate, although most are engineering students. Read more about the Terps Racing teams in an April 27, 2007 article of The Diamondback Online.

July 5, 2007


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