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SAE Baja event underway at Pitt State

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After spending the past school year hard at work, engineering students are finally putting their built cars to the test at the SAE Baja event at Pittsburg State University.
Members of 100 different teams went through several inspections before being able to participate in today's events, which included an acceleration drag race, sled poll race, a suspension course with rough terrain and maneuver course to determine how well the vehicles turn.
All teams began with the same engine, but the designs and everything else on the car such as the front suspension and steering were up to each individual team to create.
Participants are in town from all over the country and world and say the community involvement in Pittsburg since they arrived on Thursday is much higher than other towns they have competed in.
"I've never seen so many people from the town show up, which I thought was kind of cool," said participant Hunter Young from Oklahoma State University.
 
"It seemed like the entire community came out and just stopped to talk about the cars, about what the race like, and they were just so interested and genuine," said participant Daniel Wolfe from Union College in New York.  "It was a blast."
The teams are now gearing up for tomorrow's 4-hour endurance race beginning at 9 a.m.
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