June 27, 2013

UW gas-, electric-powered cars claim 1st and 2nd in national contest

Seattle is a long way from Detroit, but the West Coast team claimed a key win in last weekend’s student race car competition.

The University of Washington Formula Motorsports team took first place at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition held June 19-22 in Lincoln, Neb. It’s one of the largest U.S. competitions that challenges engineering students to design and build a small race car fit for an amateur driver.