2019 Season Throwback Overview

2019 was an exciting year for the team! Another set of members were set to graduate this year and were aiming to build a fantastic car. Some highlights from the design this year was switching from air shocks to coil overs which the team had run for 5 years by then, and a fully custom CVT.

A lot of new members were put into leadership roles which allowed for another wave of fresh, new ideas. The new members from this year also continued on to become key members of our team later down the road.

Our first competition for the season, Midnight Mayhem, didn’t turn out as we had hope with both vehicles being taken having transmission issues. However by the time our second competition came around, Laval, we fixed those problems along with a few other things that we tuned to do very well. Not only did we do amazing in suspension with a 4th, we got 1st in acceleration! We went on to finish 10th in the endurance with our 2018 vehicle.

At our official competitions we did well and had a lot of fun! For California in particular we finished 4th in hill climb.

2018 Season Throwback Overview

After a large number of past veteran members of the team graduated the prior season, a fresh start was something the team has not had for a few years. With that being said, all leads and members this year were amazing when it came to design and dedication.

This year was more of a year to start a proper foundation for the team for future years where we iterated on past designs to improve them like a refurbished 2016 chassis, all aluminum suspension again, and a lighter drivetrain.

Our first competition of the 2018 year started off strong when we finished 9th overall at our winter event. We achieved 3rd in acceleration, 5th in suspension, and 7th in maneuverability. While our 2016 car had a combined suspension and drivetrain failure which was unfortunate, our then oldest car, 2014, finished endurance for a proper final send off of the car.

Us arriving to our first official competition for the year started with the typical push for the finish of all nighters and great teamwork! At Baja SAE Maryland we got a 13th in design and finished 23rd for endurance which was the best the team had done for that event up until then!

This car and team really showed what they were made of and gave a push for the following years of McMaster Baja Racing!