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Hundreds gather for tenth edition of Canada’s largest student auto race

September 28, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Over 400 of North America’s top engineering students will be gathering to compete at Canada’s largest student-run auto racing event – The U of T Shootout.

Established in 2001 by the University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team, the U of T Shootout attracts 21 Formula SAE teams for a full day of autocross racing. Teams take turns racing timed laps around Mosport’s karting track, featuring both tight and wide corners, slaloms, and most interestingly – elevation changes. The winning team returns home with a voucher for a set of FSAE Hoosier tires, with a number of additional cash prizes for top team and individual driver performance available to be won.

The cars that will be raced have been completely designed and manufactured by the students that drive them as part of the Formula SAE program. Formula SAE is an international collegiate design competition created by the Society of Automotive Engineers. At each of the nine official competition events, teams are rigorously evaluated on the design, economics and dynamic performance of their vehicle. The U of T Shootout ends the season for North American teams, providing them with another opportunity to showcase their year of hard work.

The day begins at 8:00 a.m. with team registration, followed by a driver’s meeting and technical inspection of vehicles to ensure a safe racing experience for all. U of T Formula SAE’s latest competition car, UT11, will run the first lap. Racing will continue throughout the afternoon with an awards ceremony closing the event at 5:00 p.m.

Media members are welcome to attend the event. The details are:

 

WHAT: The U of T Shootout
WHERE: Mosport International Raceway (3233 Concession Road #10, Bowmanville, Ontario)
WHEN: Saturday October 1, 2011 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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 For further information, please contact:

Amanda Santos
Business Leader
University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing
647-233-7333
team@fsaeutoronto.ca
www.fsaeutoronto.ca