results

Kansas Results

This past year, we've gone from finishing one competition-ready car in five years to completely designing and building a new racecar in one. We now have double the number of team members, and every one of us was very proud as Knuckles made it back onto the endurance track again and again, determined to overcome the obstacles in our way. It took the dedication and perseverance of every person to achieve the results below. Great work this year, team! 
 

OVERALL
172 out of 1000 points
81st place out of 115

OVERALL STATIC
73.9 out of 300

PRESENTATION
30.8 out of 50

ACCELERATION
46.3 out of 75

ENDURANCE
51.9 out of 400

Tennessee Tech Series Results

We have completed our first competition in five years, and our team is so proud. We overcame many hurdles throughout the competition as we discovered tricks to doing well in each event, and how to manage time, tools and documents. We learned a ton and overcame a number of roadblocks that easily could have kept us out of the races. We're incredibly thankful to  have such an intelligent and resourceful team.  The scores from our competition are below!

OVERALL
311 out of 1000 points
62 Place out of 99

OVERALL DYNAMIC
75 out of 300 points

OVERALL STATIC
52.4 out of 300 points

COST
42.4 out of 100 points

DESIGN
10 out of 200 points

ACCELERATION
52.3 out of 75 points

LAND MANEUVERABILITY
22.5 out of 75 points

TRACTOR PULL
did not compete

SUSPENSION AND TRACTION
did not compete

ENDURANCE
184 out of 400 points

Winter Baja 2013 Results

Held at Michigan Technological University

This year, the air never got warmer than 16 degrees. We arrived at the paddocks to start inspecting and setting up the car at 6AM, central time. Michigan Tech had prepared a beautiful track for us–about 1 mile of twisting trail through trees, over hills, jumps, baseball fields and ditches.  We had a fantastic time and were very proud to finish every event with no technical failures.

By the end of the second endurance race, five cars had dropped out of the competition, and nine teams completed fewer than five laps, while the winners managed to finish 18 laps in the incredible mush that was the course by the end of the day. During the second race, Stephen Benson, our main designer and builder, raced incredibly well and held the team in 6th place for over an hour.

Race 1: Endurance
2 hours
max laps: 32
completed 25 laps
Northwestern: 22nd place

Race 2: Endurance
1:45 hours
max laps: 18
completed 18 laps
Northwestern: 14th place

Overall:
Northwestern: 17 out of 47 teams