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GLOBAL FORMULA RACING WINS
FOURTH FSAE TITLE IN FIVE YEARS ON HOOSIERS!

7-14-2014
BROOKLYN, MI (May 15-17, 2014) - Global Formula Racing (GFR), which is a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurrttemberg-Ravensburg in Germany, once again captured the top spot in this year's Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway. 

It was the fourth overall win in the last five years for Global Formula Racing which competes on Hoosier tires.

The event had 120 entries with 96 teams having working vehicles for the competition.

Nine different countries were represented at this year's event including; Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, the United States and Venezuela. 

The Hoosier brand has dominated FSAE competition around the globe for many years. The purple tire brand has now been the choice of the past six winners and 13 of the past 15 champions at Michigan International Speedway. 

It also marked the second consecutive time that the top ten overall finishing teams rode on Hoosier tires. 

The Hoosier brand finished one-two in the autocross event. Oregon State University (GFR) took the top spot followed by Technical University of Munich from Germany earning each team free Hoosier tires for future events.

For the fourth 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 (Indiana). 

Formula SAE is an international student design contest organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers with more than 1,000 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's Jeff 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 Global Formula Racing on their latest 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/
 

2014 TOP TEN OVERALL FINISHING TEAMS

PLACE OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
1st Global Formula Racing Hoosier
2nd Technical University of Munich Hoosier
3rd Universitat Stuttgart Hoosier
4th FH - Joanneum Graz Hoosier
5th University of Akron Hoosier
6th Universite' Laval Hoosier
7th Auburn University Hoosier
8th University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Hoosier
9th University of Florida Hoosier
10th Centro Universitario Da FEI Hoosier

  

OVERALL FSAE WINNERS IN THE 21st CENTURY

YEAR OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
2014 Global Formula Racing Hoosier
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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