Engineering students to gather for Canada's largest Formula SAE race
By Design Engineering StaffGeneral automotive design engineering Formula SAE University of Toronto
Student-designed and manufactured cars to race for cash and bragging rights.
Toronto – More than 400 of North America’s top engineering students will be gathering this weekend to compete at Canada’s largest student-run auto racing event – The U of T Shootout.
Established in 2001 by the University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team, the Shootout attracts 21 teams for a day of autocross racing. Teams take turns racing timed laps around Mosport International Raceway’s karting track. The cars raced have been designed and manufactured by the students that drive them as part of the Formula SAE program, an international collegiate design competition created by the Society of Automotive Engineers. At each of the nine official competition events, teams are evaluated on the design, economics and dynamic performance of their vehicle.
U of T Formula SAE’s latest competition car, UT11, will run the first lap. Racing will continue throughout the afternoon with an awards ceremony closing the event at 5:00 p.m.