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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.


 For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Aman­da San­tos
Busi­ness Leader
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to For­mu­la SAE Rac­ing