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GLOBAL FORMULA RACING WINS 3RD CONSECUTIVE FSAE TITLE ON HOOSIERS!

5-25-2012
Hoosier tires were the choice of 3-time FSAE champion Global Formula Racing. BROOKLYN, MI (May 10-12, 2012) -- For the third consecutive year, students from Oregon State University teamed up with students from Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurrttemberg-Ravensburg in Germany as part of Global Formula Racing (GFR) to capture the top spot in this year's Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway. 

Like most teams at this year's annual event, GFR competed on Hoosier tires. The win is the 11th in the past 13 years by a team using Hoosier racing tires. In fact, Hoosier tires were used by eight of the top ten teams overall for the second year in a row.    

Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurrttemberg-Ravensburg have worked together on various aspects of vehicle design for the past five years. The first two years the schools each built their own car. However, the last three years the two schools co-produced a single car to compete in both the U.S. and the European competitions. 

GFR designed car captured 1st in Engineering Design, Ford Endurance, SAE Spirit of Excellence and the FEV Powertrain Development Award.

A total of 120 teams registered for the competition with 106 bringing a working vehicle to the event. Of those 106, a total of 70 teams competed on Hoosier tires.  

For the second 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 Terry Gilvin of Hoosier Tire Midwest-Plymouth. 

Once again, teams came from all over the globe to compete. Teams came from as far away as Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, Unites 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 a three-day period. 

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 nearly 20 years. We realize the importance of supporting the FSAE program and all of its participants."

Speer added, "We are very proud of the large number of teams we supply tires to both domestically and internationally." 

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. congratulates Global Formula Racing on their third consecutive victory and also thanks 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/
 

2012 TOP TEN OVERALL FINISHING TEAMS

PLACE OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
1st Global Formula Racing Hoosier
2nd Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology Hoosier
3rd Universitat Stuttgart Goodyear
4th Technical Univ. of Munich Hoosier
5th Univ. of Michigan - Ann Arbor Hoosier
6th Graz Univ. of Technology Hoosier
7th Metropolia Univ. of Applied Science Goodyear
8th Ecole De Technologie Superieure Hoosier
9th Friedrich Alexander Univ. of Erlangen Hoosier
10th Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Hoosier

  

OVERALL FSAE WINNERS IN THE 21st CENTURY

YEAR OVERALL WINNER TIRE BRAND
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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