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SIUE's Mini Baja wins 6th place out of 39 cars at 2016 Michigan Tech Blizzard Baja competition

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"On February 13th, the SIUE Cougar Baja team made the 11 hour snowy trek to Houghton, Michigan to attend Michigan Technological University’s Blizzard Baja race. This race is one of a few “just for fun” events that Baja SAE teams can participate in to test new cars or bring out old cars and allow more team members to drive that wouldn’t normally get to drive in one of the three SAE sanctioned events. This year SIUE finished very well with our retired car, with a 7th place finish in the dynamic event and a 6th place finish in the endurance race out of 39 cars. This was extremely rewarding to our team and shows that our hard work pays off.

After Michigan, we returned to SIUE to put the final touches on our new car for the 2016 and 2017 competitive seasons and then attended the first of three Baja SAE events at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN on April 14-17. We worked extremely hard to be prepared for this event but brake problems sidelined us from competing. Since then we have fixed that problem as well as a few others and should be well prepared for our next two events. These events will be the final two Baja SAE events in Gorman, CA May 19-22 and Rochester, NY June 9-12. We look forward to participating in these two events and are ready to hopefully perform even better next year."

Adam Brocksieck - Team member

Michigan Tech-Blizzard Baja 2016

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