It’s 2014, and we’re getting ready for the Blizzard Baja race at Michigan Tech on February 22. The car is still mostly in boxes scattered around our engineering building, but John and Mike have been incredible as they train teams of eager, brilliant freshmen how to do complicated design, modeling, manufacturing and testing work.
Our designs for the gearbox, suspension, shafts and axles are complete and we’re ordering parts rapidly. We’ve got some freshmen helping weld the frame and others from the class of 2017 taking on the skid plate, steering system and firewall. Everyone is working hard and taking advantage of the lack of school work at start of the quarter. Still it will be a tough race against the clock to get a new car racing by the end of February. But if anyone can do it, we can.