Husker Motorsports takes 41st place at Formula SAE Lincoln




Husker Motorsports takes 41st place at Formula SAE Lincoln

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Husker Motorsports team members work to repair the car on June 19 after its clutch pin was sheared.
Husker Motorsports team members work to repair the car on June 19 after its clutch pin was sheared.
Husker Motorsports, UNL’s racing team, took 41st place among internal-combustion teams when it hosted the annual Formula SAE event, which ran June 17-20 at Lincoln Airpark.

In Formula SAE, teams from across the United States and around the world gather to race cars that they have designed and built. Rules and limitations for the car's design and the budget for the project are determined by Formula SAE.

Student teams presented their cars to a panel of judges – engineers and businessmen from industry. Teams are judged not only on how the car performs on the track in the acceleration, skid pad, autocross and endurance events, but are also given scores for presentation, design and cost.

The San Jose State University team took the overall title with a score of 891.2 points, including top scores in autocross (150) and endurance (300).

The remainder of the top 10 teams were: Western University (867.5), University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (807.7), University of Kansas (756), University of Missouri (735.8), University of South Florida (727.7), South Dakota State University (719.8), Concordia (Canada) University (687.3), Louisiana State University (660.7) and University of Manitoba (621.8).

The Husker Motorsports team finished 41st with 317.3 points. The team had low scores in autocross and endurance after shearing a clutch pin early Friday and scrambling to replace it before the autocross competition ended that afternoon.