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UNIVERSITAT STUTTGART WINS MICHIGAN FSAE EVENT ON HOOSIERS!

5-22-2013
BROOKLYN, MI (May 8-11, 2013) -- This year's annual Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway attracted more than 100 collegiate race teams from ten different countries with the Universitat Stuttgart coming away the overall winner.  

The Univeritat Stuttgart had competed in the annual competition since 2010 finishing in third place three consecutive times. 

This year though, they brought a redesigned race car that was smaller, stronger and faster than the previous entry. 

They also switched tire brands from last year's entry. As with most teams at the competition, they opted to compete on Hoosier racing tires. 

It's no secret that the Hoosier brand has dominated the annual competition over the years being used by the last five winners with Hoosier tires being the choice of 12 of the past 14 event champions. 

While Hoosier is no stranger to winning this event, this was the first time in the company's history that the top ten finishing teams all rode on Hoosier tires. 

Hoosier tires were also used by the top three teams in the autocross event. Oregon State took the top spot followed by Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Universitat of Stuttgart. Hoosier also offers free tires to the top three finishing teams in the autocross competition if they compete on the purple tire brand.

For the third year in a row, Hoosier was also the only tire manufacturer on hand to provide mounting and balancing service for the event. Trackside sales and service was provided by Carter Schrader of Hoosier Tire Midwest-Plymouth. 

Teams from all over the globe came to Michigan International Speedway to compete including teams from; Austria, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, 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. 

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 and receive points in eight different categories including; cost, presentation, design, acceleration, skid pad, autocross, endurance and economy. 

The Formula SAE board sets the parameters for each category 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 now being held 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. 

Hoosier offers price discounts to all FSAE participants on any approved Formula SAE tires.  

In addition to price discounts, the top three finishing teams in the Autocross competition were also awarded free tires. 

Hoosier Road Racing Product Manager Jeff Speer attended the annual event offering his product expertise to the competing teams. 

Speer stated, "Hoosier has been involved with Formula SAE competition for more than 20 years and we realize the importance of supporting the FSAE program and all of its participants around the world."

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. congratulates the Universitat Stuttgart on their historic win.

We also wish to thank all the teams participating in this year's event 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/
 

2013 TOP TEN OVERALL FINISHING TEAMS

PLACE OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
1st Universitat Stuttgart Hoosier
2nd Tallin University of Technology Hoosier
3rd University of Akron Hoosier
4th Ecole De Technologie Superieure Hoosier
5th Universite Laval Hoosier
6th Cornell University Hoosier
7th Graz University of Technology Hoosier
8th Centro Universitario Da FEI Hoosier
9th Michigan State University Hoosier
10th University of Florida Hoosier

  

OVERALL FSAE WINNERS IN THE 21st CENTURY

YEAR OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
2013 Universitat Stuttgart Hoosier
2012 Global Formula Racing Hoosier
2011 Global Formula Racing Hoosier
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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