Baja SAE 2017


McMaster Baja Racing had our strongest performance during the 2016-2017 official competition season with many successes and improvements. The team participated in two of three official international competitions in the United States; Baja SAE California in Gorman, California, and Baja SAE Kansas in Pittsburgh, Kansas. This season the team obtained overall placements within the top 30 out of ~100 participating teams at both competitions.


The first official competition of the 2016-2017 racing season was held in Gorman, California. At this competition, the McMaster Baja Racing team experienced not only many improvements, but also many firsts. The improvements the team achieved include: a 12th and 26th in the sales and design presentations respectively, 15th in hill climb, and 27th in the endurance race—the first time the team successfully completed the four-hour endurance race in five years—ultimately leading to an overall placement of 30th out of 92 teams.


The final race of the 2016-2017 official racing season was held in Pittsburgh, Kansas. The McMaster Baja Racing continued to push for success through passing both the technical and brake inspections on the first attempt, experiencing no component failures, and improving upon the standings from the California competition. In Kansas, the McMaster Baja Racing Team placed: 13th and 30th in the sales and design presentations respectively, 16th in acceleration, 17th in maneuverability, and 15th in the four-hour endurance race. This lead the team to achieve an overall placement of 24th out of 109 teams.

A huge thank you to all of our 2016-2017 sponsors. We would not be able to do what what we do without your continued support. We look forward to the 2018 season with many new ideas in store!

Epreuve du Nord 2017

Epreuve du Nord 2017 was a success! McMaster Baja traveled to Quebec City for Epreuve du Nord hosted by Laval University. We placed 1st overall in dynamic events and came 3rd in acceleration, 4th in suspension (losing by only .02s hand time). We placed 15th overall after coming 18th in endurance. Our new prototype trailing arms managed to survive the weekend despite a few roll over incidents. We are currently in the middle of manufacturing and testing components for our 2017 car. Check out our Instagram and Facebook page for more updates as we prepare for Baja SAE California 2017!

Baja SAE Rochester 2016


Our last competition of the year was at BAJA SAE Rochester, we had a great weekend and are really happy with our results. Highlights of the weekend are 7th in Acceleration, 11th in Hillclimb, 19th in Design Presentation and 39th Overall.

A huge thank you goes out to all our amazing sponsors. Your support makes this team work and there is no way we would be able to do it without you. You can find links to all of our sponsor websites here.


We are already getting pumped for next year and we look forward to an even better 2017 competition season!


Competition Update

13041357_10154050256249373_5501613612491890281_o         In May, the McMaster Baja Racing Team competed at Tennessee Tech Baja SAE, with our 2016 car. We competed in all the events and learned a lot. Our car held up pretty well but now its time for some improvements and tuning in time for Rochester in June!
        Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors who made this years car a possibility and helped us progress with designs we have never been able to do before.

Huge Thank You to Our Recent Supporters

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our recent new supporters. without your help, we would not be able to finish this car.

Kaiser Aluminum – Thank You for providing us with our Aluminum material to produce all of our student designed custom parts

Atlantic Machining – Thank You for graciously machining our rear wheel hubs

Welsh Industrial Manufacturing Inc – Thank You for machining our front wheel hubs

Igus i-Glide – Thank You for providing us with our bushing needs for the year

Drivers Edge, Authorized distributor of Hel Performance products – Thank you for supplying us with high performance custom talored brake lines for our car

CANMET Materials – Thank you for offering to help us out with our splining an the heat treatment of our suspension arms.


Without all of you, this project would not be possible.




We have successfully registered to compete in the 2015 Baja SAE Maryland competition with our new ride on May 7-10 2015 at the Churchville Testing Area in Maryland. We will be car #44 and competing against 100 other school from Canada, Us, India, Brazil and more.

Still Lots to do. Keep checking back!

Side Note: Have you noticed our new Instagram Account? Follow us for live updates from the shop and our Outreach events.


We are happy to announce that this coming year we will be developing and testing an all new car to compete with the best in the 2015 racing season. Design is well under way as we strive for perfection in this next iteration of our design.

We would like to thank the Dean of Engineering at McMaster University, Magna International, the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute, and Dassault Systemes Solidworks for already pledging their continued support for this project. We would also like to give a warm welcome to PTC for joining the McMaster Baja family.

Keep checking back for continued updates on the new build and for the grand unveiling in early-mid second term.

Get Dirty

2 Weeks Left !!!!!!!

Two weeks left untill Epreuve Du Nord 8.

The team is almost ready to go with two cars and 10 people. 

Check out our facebook page for details