The Western Washington University student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers will host the Baja 2013 International Design Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 16 and 17, at the Northwest Washington State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Lynden, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 18 and 19, at Hannegan Speedway.
The event is free and open to the public.
Currently, 87 collegiate-level teams from around the world are registered to participate. SAE organizes a series of collegiate design competitions that allow student teams from around the world to design, build and compete against one another in a variety of events.
Each year the competition moves to a different location, which allows interested groups the opportunity to plan, organize and host a regional event. Following the event in 2010, WWU will once again host the Western U.S. Regional Competition in 2013.
The scheduled static events include design presentations, sales presentations and technical inspection at the Fairgrounds. The dynamic events at Hannegan Speedway will include individual acceleration, hill climb, rock crawl and maneuverability courses, as well as a four-hour endurance run on Sunday, May 19.
The organizing committee is looking for additional sponsors and volunteers for the event. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit http://www.wwu.edu/bajasae/, or contact Peggy Warner at 360-650-4128 or Steven Fleishman at 360-650-2914.