Montana State University
2010 Formula SAE experience
FSAE California, June 16-19

Completed car at MSU, before the 1100 mile journey to the race.    Last-minute fixes in the California hotel lot.

Tilt-table tests check center of gravity and fuel system integrity.

The coveted 3-part "Technical inspection complete" sticker indicates that the MSU car is approved for racing.

Team members explain their decisions to the Design Event Judges, in one of many intense competition events.



Well-equipped teams demonstrate the level of resources dedicated to engineering competition events.


Some of this year's 2010 Formula SAE California race cars, lining up for a group photo



Now What?! Time ticks by as the MSU team waits for sealant to cure after fixing a fuel leak...

 

Montana State University Driver Ty Clemens lines up in the Autocross Event starting queue.



Problems taking a toll, the MSU team members grab a little rest before the next event.

MSU Driver Erik Dayvie ripping it up in the Endurance Event, before mechanical problems arise.

Thats all folks ... a broken front axle results in a 'DNF' during the Endurance competition.

 

2010 MSU Formula SAE Travel Team Members: Front Row - Rusty Wolanski, Erik Dayvie (in car).
Standing - Faculty Advisor Robb Larson, Thomas Hoiland, Bryan Kelly, Aaron Suderman, Dan Nietzling,
Eric Hogue, Reid Prison, Drew Popa, Ty Clemens, Jake Mindt, Ryan Geiger, Steven Anderson,
Jeremy Hauge, Morgan Bills. (Not shown - Brandon Crane.)