Top-10 Finish for RIT Mini Baja Team in Midwest Contest
June 7, 2004
by Michael Saffran
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In its fourth and final spring competition, Rochester Institute of Technology’s mini-Baja team captured ninth and 14th places, among more than 130 teams, in the Midwest Mini Baja, June 3 to 6, in Jefferson and Lake Mills, Wis. RIT entered two cars in the contest.
In specific categories, RIT earned first place in an endurance heat and second place for acceleration. Competition was held at Jefferson County Fairgrounds and Aztalan Motocross Track near Milwaukee.
In previous competitions this year, RIT earned fifth place in the Mini Baja East last month in Montreal, and fifth and sixth places in the Midwest Mini Baja in Portland, Ore., and seventh place in the Mini Baja Brazil in São Paulo, both in April.
RIT’s mini-Baja team is supported by the manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology/ packaging science department in the university’s 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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