Eagle Motorsports

Who We Are

Eagle Motorsports TeamWe 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 must be enrolled minimum part time in order to participate. With this organization, you will learn business, marketing, finance, engineering and team skills!

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Baja SAE

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.

Baja SAE Top 25 Finishes
Year Location Overall Notable Event
2017 Kansas 3 Maneuverability: 2
2016 Tennessee 14 S&T: 3
2016 Rochester 20 Acceleration: 14
2015 Auburn 5 Maneuverability: 1
2015 Maryland 22 Maneuverability: 1
2014 Kansas 8 Endurance: 6
2013 Tennessee 22 Endurance: 8
2013 Rochester 16 Endurance: 8
2012 Auburn 13 Acceleration: 13
2012 Wisconsin 18 Endurance: 10
2011 Birmingham 12 S&T: 6

Formula SAE

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 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 Top 25 Finishes
Year Location Overall Finish Notable Event Finish
2017 Lincoln 18 Acceleration: 12
2013 Michigan 20 Endurance: 15
2011 Michigan 19 Fuel Efficiency: 9
2010 Michigan 22 Fuel Efficiency: 6


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Last updated: 3/1/2018

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