Rochester Institute of Technology in Baja SAE

BEI Helps RIT Navigate Tough Terrain

Binsfeld Engineering was proud to support the Rochester Institute of Technology by providing a TorqueTrak 10K torque telemetry system for use on their SAE BAJA competition buggy.   Baja is a challenging collegiate racing series hosted by the Society of  Automotive Engineers where student teams design, build and compete off-road vehicles.  Except for tires, rims, shocks and the engine, the teams must either customize or design and manufacture every component of the car.

A recent competition took place in Oregon and involved over 100 collegiate teams.   Vehicle performance events included acceleration, land maneuverability, hill climbing, and endurance racing.  Points were also awarded in categories such as presentation,  overall cost, design, and vehicle presentation. 

The RIT buggy performed admirably throughout the competition and was awarded a third place finish out of 100 vehicles competing! 

Congratulations to the Rochester Institute of Technology “RIOT” SAE BAJA Buggy Team!

See the RIT Team project write up here.