2007 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge Begins Today

Colleges from around the world converge at Rochester Institute of Technology




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More than 140 colleges and universities from around the world are gathering at Rochester Institute of Technology beginning today for the 2007 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge. Organizers say that this year’s student design competition, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, is the largest of its kind.

During the first two days of the competition, at RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center, vehicles will be judged and inspected. Then the teams—traveling from Canada, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, countries all over South America and from across the United States—will be put to the test during dynamic events at Hogback Hill Motocross Track in Palmyra, N.Y.

Directions to Hogback Hill Motocross Track: Take New York State Thruway exit 43. Turn north on Route 21 and proceed into the village of Palmyra. Turn east onto Route 31. Turn north onto Galloway Road. Proceed to end of the road and take a right. Track entrance is on the left hand side.

Spectator information: At RIT: Both admission and parking is free of charge. At Hogback Hill: Both admission and parking is free of charge. On-site parking is available, but limited. Additional free parking is available within a one-mile radius of the track. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Concessions will be available.