S&T’s Formula SAE team finishes third overall in international competition

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On July 13, 2021

The Formula Design Team in action in 2021. Photo by Bob Phelan.

The Formula SAE Design Team at Missouri S&T earned third place among 51 university contestants worldwide at Formula SAE Michigan, an international competition of formula-style race cars designed, built and raced by college students.

The competition was held July 7-10 at the Michigan International Super Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, and earned trophies in two individual events.

The team took first place in skidpad, an event designed to test the car’s cornering ability on a figure-8 course, and in autocross, a one-lap race that tests the car’s performance on a tight course. Each team’s fastest lap of four attempts determines the winner, as well as the starting order for the final endurance race.

The Formula Design Team after earning third place in 2021. Photo by Bob Phelan.

The team took fourth place in acceleration and third in autocross. An acceleration test measures the car’s straight-line speed over a short distance, and the autocross race proves the car’s maneuverability on a tight course and determines the starting order for the final event – an endurance race designed to test the car’s durability. Teams are ranked by time; cars don’t race head-to-head.

The Formula SAE Design Team is one of 19 student design teams associated with S&T’s Student Design and Experiential Learning Center. The team designs, builds, tests and races an open-wheeled, formula-style race car every year. The team was founded in 1989 and is one of S&T’s longest running design teams.

Members of the Missouri S&T Formula SAE Design Team are:

  • Zachary Hoffman of St. Charles, Missouri, a senior in mechanical engineering and team president
  • Jacob Parkhurst of Stewartsville, Missouri, who earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from S&T in 2021
  • Isaiah Morrow of Fenton, Missouri, who earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from S&T in 2021
  • Mark Farr of St. Charles, Missouri, a graduate student in mechanical engineering
  •  John Hansen of St. Louis, a sophomore in business and management systems
  • Chase Johnson of St. Louis, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Kyle Kimmel of Kansas City, Missouri, a senior in engineering management
  • Ross Lippencott of Waveland, Indiana, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Kaleb Tuinstra of Jefferson City, Missouri, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Logan Chazen of St. Louis, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Zach Freestone of Wildwood, Missouri, a senior in mechanical engineering
  • Raymond Helmig of Jefferson City, Missouri, a junior in aerospace engineering
  • Ian Herling of O’Fallon, Missouri, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Jason Schlaud of Kansas City, Missouri, a senior in mechanical engineering
  • Joe Leonard of Rogersville, Missouri, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Aidan Greiner of Galena, Illinois, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Derek Edwards of Bentonville, Arkansas, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Trenton Childress of Festus, Missouri, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Tyler Gastreich of Festus, Missouri, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Tyler Winner of St. Charles, Missouri, a junior in aerospace engineering
  • Rohan Khanolkar or St. Louis, a freshman in mechanical engineering
  • Justin Ingrim of St. Louis, a freshman in mechanical engineering
  • Drew Missler of St. Louis, a freshman in mechanical engineering
  • Tyler Mehl of St. Louis, a freshman in mechanical engineering

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,600 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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