We are the Eagle Motorsports team at Georgia Southern University. We participate in two collegiate design series competitions across the United States. These two competitions are Formula SAE and Baja SAE. We also are the first collegiate team to ever compete in the Baja 1000 race.
We use the skills we have learned in our classes to design, fabricate, and race a Formula and BAJA style racecar in ten months. We compete every year against approximately 120 other engineering schools from all over the world.
The Eagle Motorsports organization welcomes all students of every major and class year. Students enrolled part-time or full-time may participate. With this organization, you will learn business, marketing, finance, engineering, and team skills!
Baja SAE consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Each team’s goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle whose structure contains the driver.
The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market.
Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.
All vehicles are powered by a ten-horsepower Intek Model 19 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. For over forty years, the generosity of Briggs & Stratton has enabled SAE to provide each team with a dependable engine free of charge. Use of the same engine by all the teams creates a more challenging engineering design test.
The SAE International Formula SAE program is an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition. The engineering design goal for teams is to develop and construct a single-seat race car for the non-professional weekend autocross racer with the best overall package of design, construction, performance and cost.
Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem-solving. The vehicle will be inspected in a series of tests to ensure it complies with the competition rules; in addition, the vehicle with driver will be judged in a number of performance tests on a track. The rest of the judging is completed by experts from motorsports, automotive, aerospace and supplier industries on student design, cost and sales presentations.
Formula SAE promotes careers and excellence in engineering as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management and finances.
Formula SAE Results
2013 Michigan: 20th Overall
2014 Michigan: 55th Overall
2015 Michigan: 49th Overall
2016 Michigan: 64th Overall
2017 Lincoln: 18th Overall
2018 Michigan: 57th Overall
2019 Michigan: 60th Overall
Baja SAE Results
2013 Tennessee: 22nd Overall
2013 Rochester: 16th Overall
2014 Kansas: 8th Overall
2015 Maryland: 22nd Overall
2015 Auburn: 5th Overall
2016 Rochester: 20th Overall
2016 Tennessee: 14th Overall
2017 Kansas: 3rd Overall
2018 Kansas: 39th Overall
2019 Rochester: 16th Overall
For more information, please contact our faculty advisor, Mr. Spencer Harp, or visit our Student Organization page on MyInvolvement. You can also find us on social media! Links below!
Last updated: 7/10/2019
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8046 Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5761
Fax: (912) 478-1455