14.05.2019

‘Grażyna’ takes third place in Acceleration at US-held competition


photos by Maciej Talar, KSAF AGH

 The combustion engine racing car named ‘Grażyna’ came third in the Acceleration event – an acceleration test taken over a distance of 75 metres held as part of Formula SAE Michigan 2019. The car entered by the AGH Racing team took 15th place overall. 

The competition, which ran for a few days, started with technical inspection, during which the car was checked for compliance with the rules of the competition as well as safety standards. The AGH Racing team passed the test and got all labels required for dynamic events. The static events were held the following day as students presented technological solutions applied in the car’s design as well as cost estimates and business plan. For the last two days of the competition the participating teams tried their luck in the dynamic events, where ‘Grażyna’ could prove its worth on track.

Below we show AGH Racing team’s performance in individual events:

  • Acceleration – 3
  • Autocross – 10
  • Cost Report – 12
  • Endurance – 18
  • Engineering Design – 19

Formula SAE Michigan is one of the largest international Formula Student events. Races are held on the Michigan International Speedway.

This year the event attracted 120 teams from 11 countries, including the US, Canada, Germany, Austria and Singapore. In addition to AGH UST, Poland was represented by teams from – respectively - Wrocław and Warsaw University of Technology. The event was organised under the auspices of SAE International – a global association of professional engineers, with cooperation from the largest companies operating in the automotive industry.

The AGH Racing team’s participation in the competition, which was held from 8 to 11 May, was financed under the Najlepsi z Najlepszych 3.0! Scheme.

Photo coverage by Maciej Talar, KSAF AGH