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SHOOTOUT
IN CANADA

ETS MONTREAL SHOT DOWN all competitors in the
September 29 UTFR Shootout, an annual autocross event
organized by the University of Toronto Formula Racing
(UTFR) Team. Finishing second was McGill University
(McGill Formule Electric), followed by Carleton University
(Ravens Racing).
The full-day autocross-only event goes on rain or shine,
and is fairly unique because it is run on a full karting
track with no cone slaloms or other normal autocross
features. For the first time, it was run at the new Brechin
Motorsports Park facility north of Toronto. It is open to
any Formula SAE team. Cars must be fully compliant with
Formula SAE rules, and must have passed the technical
inspection/scrutineering at a sanctioned Formula SAE/
Student competition. There's also an on-site tech
inspection that must be passed.
Teams were ranked based on the average time of their
fastest two drivers. Teams may have as many drivers as
they wish. Prizes are given out in a closing ceremony,
much like at Formula SAE and other SAE International
Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions. Unlike
at SAE CDS competitions, individual awards also are
handed out.
UTFR placed 13th out of 24 teams present at the event,
"which we were satisfied with given that most of our
team was busy running the event," UTFR business lead
Jonathan Libby told MOMENTUM. "Our 2018 car was
severely compromised in several areas, and of course our
team is working hard to improve that result for 2019."
UTFR celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.

MOMENTUM

The Formule ETS care of ETS Montreal sprints
down a straightaway at the UTFR Shootout
on its way to a first-place finish.

Carleton University's third place showing was its best ever at the annual competition.
For Ravens Racing team member Frank Sorensen, "it was very
satisfying to place third as the competition was very close and we
narrowly beat Michigan State to third in the team ranking. It was
also satisfying as it was our last competition in our most successful
competition year; we'd placed seventh at FSAE Michigan and third at
Formula North." He said the team is most proud of the car's low weight:
333 lb. Having completed over 700 km of testing on the car was another
success factor, he added. The team has competed in the event for 15-plus
years, and third in 2018 was its best showing ever.

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Momentum - February 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Momentum - February 2019

Momentum - February 2019
Contents
Go all in with your student membership
Briefs
Battling the elements
‘Hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck’
Shootout in Canada
How to lead a team
Plan, prepare, and succeed
‘The Eagle has landed’
SAE Detroit Section helps teams prep for Formula SAE season
SAE 101: Organically developed member groups considered for new organization model
DOSSIER: Mario Gutierrez of Robby Gordon Motorsports
Tips for navigating through the entry-level position
New SAE technical paper competition launches
Momentum - February 2019 - Momentum - February 2019
Momentum - February 2019 - Cover2
Momentum - February 2019 - Contents
Momentum - February 2019 - Go all in with your student membership
Momentum - February 2019 - Briefs
Momentum - February 2019 - Battling the elements
Momentum - February 2019 - 5
Momentum - February 2019 - 6
Momentum - February 2019 - 7
Momentum - February 2019 - ‘Hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck’
Momentum - February 2019 - 9
Momentum - February 2019 - 10
Momentum - February 2019 - Shootout in Canada
Momentum - February 2019 - How to lead a team
Momentum - February 2019 - 13
Momentum - February 2019 - Plan, prepare, and succeed
Momentum - February 2019 - ‘The Eagle has landed’
Momentum - February 2019 - SAE Detroit Section helps teams prep for Formula SAE season
Momentum - February 2019 - SAE 101: Organically developed member groups considered for new organization model
Momentum - February 2019 - DOSSIER: Mario Gutierrez of Robby Gordon Motorsports
Momentum - February 2019 - 19
Momentum - February 2019 - New SAE technical paper competition launches
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