Cal Poly SEC Competes at Auto Club Speedway
In years past, the Cal Poly Formula SAE team has built some of the most technologically advanced cars, but has struggled presenting them at competitions. This year, Team Lead Matt Ales contacted the Cal Poly SEC to help represent them at their annual competition in Fontana.
The competition returned to the Auto Club Speedway and welcomed teams from around the world; competing teams represented Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, South Korea and the United States. Those teams onsite had the luxury of paddocking on asphalt with water and electric hookups available in their paddocks. All static judging took place in the NASCAR garages and suites. Dynamic events were staged and run on the infield road course areas.
The event kicked off on Wednesday, June 17th with Team Registration and early Technical Inspection. On Thursday all the static events were completed; Cost, Design and Presentation. Finishing on top in Presentation was local team California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Car #23, represented by Brandon Coursey, Clint Hebrew, and Matt Ales. The full standings can be found here.
Special thanks goes out to all of the SEC members that contributed to the presentation, and stayed with it to the end: Kyle Kriete, Joshua Checkis, Sean Nachtigall, and especially Brady Stevens. For those of you who could not make it to competition, we should be presenting in England next year!