RIT Mini-Baja Team Races to 16th place in East Competition




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Rochester Institute of Technologyís mini-Baja team captured 16th place overall among more than 65 competitors in its first competition of 2006, held April 12-16 in Auburn, Ala.

RITís two cars excelled in the land maneuverability portion of the competition, taking second and third place. They also earned a 5th place finish in the suspension and traction trials.

For more information about RITís mini-Baja team or upcoming events, visit www.rit.edu/baja, or contact Marty Gordon at (585) 475-5102.

RITís mini-Baja team is sponsored by the manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology/ packaging science department in the universityís College of Applied Science and Technology, the college of innovation. Mini-Baja competitions are sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and Briggs & Stratton Corp.

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