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STUDENT
GENERATION

A Tech checks out a car during the Baja
SAE California competition, 2017.

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON
BAJA SAE TECHNICAL INSPECTION

Sam Barill is the SAE staff leader for the three annual Baja SAE
competitions.
14 March 2018

THE OBJECTIVE of the Baja SAE National Technical Inspection team is
to ensure that all cars that enter the event comply with the guidelines
and rules. We try to ensure that all teams are competing on a level
playing field.
At the event, our team is responsible for all tech inspection, scoring,
and the Cost Event. We also manage the Endurance Event start and
black flagging. Our goal is to inspect all cars that were prepared for tech
inspection at 9:00 am on Day 2 at least once.
Prior to the Baja SAE competition, the team answers all techinspection-related questions submitted to bajasae.net/. We also review
the Frame Documentations and support the Baja SAE Rules Committee
with technical input/suggestions to clarify rules, questions or concerns.
The Technical Inspection team is comprised of over 90% volunteers
from various countries and companies. These volunteers use their own
personal time and resources to perform their role. More than 98% of the
"Techs," as we call them, competed in the Baja events as students. We
require that all Techs attend at least two events a year to improve
consistency. We currently have 40 active Techs, each of whom is required
to complete online testing each year to understand the rule changes.
They also must participate in a mentoring program for the first two to
three years. We try to bring on three to five new Techs each year to
ensure we have a diverse team.
Below, we address some false assumptions teams have about tech
inspection.

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Contents
Companies mine talent at CDS competitions
All quiet on the snowmobile front
Monash University a double winner at Formula SAE-Australia
A return to glory days?
Setting the record straight on Baja SAE technical inspection
Paccar reveals new and future tech at CES 2018
OA-X contender moonlights as AFRL testbed
Chevy unveils larger, lighter 2019 Silverado
Students get the spotlight at SAE Carolina Section meeting
SAE 101: WCX World Congress Experience
More U.S.-born faculty: a university responsibility
Dossier: Lauren Goulet of John Deere
Help yourself by helping others
Just announced: new student scholarships—apply by March 15
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Momentum - March 2018 - Contents
Momentum - March 2018 - Companies mine talent at CDS competitions
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Momentum - March 2018 - All quiet on the snowmobile front
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Momentum - March 2018 - Monash University a double winner at Formula SAE-Australia
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Momentum - March 2018 - A return to glory days?
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Momentum - March 2018 - Setting the record straight on Baja SAE technical inspection
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Momentum - March 2018 - Paccar reveals new and future tech at CES 2018
Momentum - March 2018 - OA-X contender moonlights as AFRL testbed
Momentum - March 2018 - Chevy unveils larger, lighter 2019 Silverado
Momentum - March 2018 - Students get the spotlight at SAE Carolina Section meeting
Momentum - March 2018 - SAE 101: WCX World Congress Experience
Momentum - March 2018 - More U.S.-born faculty: a university responsibility
Momentum - March 2018 - Dossier: Lauren Goulet of John Deere
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