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GLOBAL FORMULA RACING
WINS ANNUAL FSAE COMPETITION,
HOOSIER BRAND USED BY NINE OF TOP TEN TEAMS

7-20-2010
Global Formula Racing wins the 2010 FSE Michigan event on Hoosier tires!!BROOKLYN, MI (May 12-15, 2010) -- The spirit of international cooperation was on display at the 2010 Formula SAE-Michigan event back in May. Students from Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurrttemberg-Ravensburg in Germany teamed up to form Global Formula Racing which won the overall title at this year's competition at Michigan International Speedway. The team used Hoosier's 6.0/18.0-10 LC0 tires to carry them to the win. In fact, nine of the top ten finishing teams opted to use the purple tire brand. 

The two schools have worked together on various aspects of vehicle design the past three years. But this was the first time they produced a single car to compete in both the U.S. and the E.U competitions under the name Global Formula Racing.

More than 100 university teams from all over the world came together for this year's competition in Michigan. Teams came from Austria, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela.

Formula SAE is an international student design contest organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers with more than 1000 engineering students participating over three days. 

The Formula SAE competition challenges students to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style race cars. Restrictions on the car frame and engine are limited so the knowledge, creativity, and imagination of the students are challenged. 

The cars are built with a team effort over a period of about one year and are taken to the annual competition for judging and comparison with other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world. 

The end result is a great experience for young engineers in a meaningful engineering project as well as the opportunity of working in a dedicated team effort.

The vehicles are judged in three different categories; static inspection and engineering design, solo performance trials, and high-performance track endurance. The Formula SAE board sets the parameters for each event and gives team points according to their performance and design. At the end of the event, the team with the most points wins the overall competition.

The competition has become so popular that, in addition to the two Formula SAE events in the United States, competitions are also held throughout the year all over the globe. 

After graduation, many of the participants will go on to work in the automotive field in various capacities using many of the skills acquired through their involvement with Formula SAE. The annual event has also become a valuable recruiting tool of many top companies seeking out the world's best engineers who, through their Formula SAE participation, possess real-world skills.     

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. has been participating in the annual event since the early 90's. Product sponsorship is offered by Hoosier to all competitors by offering price discounts to all Formula SAE teams. 

In addition to these price discounts, the top three finishing teams in the Autocross competition were awarded free tires. The University of Stuttgart received eight (8) free tires for their first place finish with Global Formula Racing receiving six (6) free tires for second and the University of Maryland-College Park collecting four (4) free tires for finishing third.

As in years past, Hoosier Road Racing Product Manager Jeff Speer attended the competition. 

Speer stated, "Hoosier Tire has been involved with FSAE competitions for over 15 years and we realize the importance of supporting the teams with tire information, product discounts and trackside service. Our goal is to provide each team with a safe, competitive, and reasonably priced race tire for them to build their race car on." 

Speer concluded, "We are very proud of all the teams who made the decision to use Hoosier race tires in this year's FSAE competition." 

Trackside sales and service was provided by Hoosier Tire Midwest-Plymouth. 

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. wishes to congratulate Global Formula Racing on their win and thank all the FSAE teams participating in this year's competition who competed on Hoosier's "Tires Designed for Champions." 

For more information about Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. and Hoosier products visit www.hoosiertire.com.

You can learn more about the annual competition by visiting http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/.
 

2010 TOP TEN FINISHING TEAMS OVERALL

PLACE OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
1st Global Formula Racing Hoosier
2nd Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor Hoosier
3rd Graz Univ. of Technology Hoosier
4th University of Maryland Hoosier
5th Rochester Inst. of Tech. Goodyear
6th Univ. of Texas-Arlington Hoosier
7th Tech. Univ. of Munich Hoosier
8th Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn Hoosier
9th Cornell University Hoosier
10th Kookmin University Hoosier

  

OVERALL FSAE WINNERS IN THE 21st CENTURY

YEAR OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
2010 Global Formula Racing Hoosier
2009 Graz Univ. of Technology Hoosier
2008 University of Western Australia Goodyear
2007 University of Wisconsin Goodyear
2006 RMIT University Hoosier
2005 Cornell University Hoosier
2004 Cornell University Hoosier
2003 University of Wollongong Hoosier
2002 Cornell University Hoosier
2001 Cornell University Hoosier
2000 Texas A&M University Hoosier

  

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