2016 Competition


     UW-Platteville’s Baja SAE team is a group of students that design, build, and race a small off-road vehicle. The SAE Baja Series was created with the premise of designing a prototype single person off-road vehicle that could be used as a new product within the power sports industry.  Members of the team spend the summer and most of the school year designing parts to optimize the performance of the vehicle. The team uses practices learned in the classroom to create the designs and compute the strength of the parts, along with composing design reports, cost reports and sales presentations for the car. The Baja team has been pushing its design and fabrication to the limits and is eager to attend the international competition to see how the new car stacks up against the tough opponents from around the country and the world. For more information on the competition please visit the Baja SAE Design Series.


2015 Baja Achievements


  •  SAE Oregon (out of 87 competing teams)
    • Overall: 31st
    • Endurance: 34th
    • Hill Climb: 32nd
    • Rock Crawl: 23rd
    • Manuverability: 43rd
    • Acceleration: 31st
    • Cost: 23rd
  • UW-Stout Backwoods Baja (out of 6 teams)
    • Overall: 2nd



  • SAE Illinios
    • Cost Event: 18th
    • Acceleration: 19th
    • 4-hour Endurance: 24th
    • Overall: 25th
  • UW-Stout Backwoods Baja
    • Overall: 2nd




SAE: Baja Events

Upcoming Events

Team Meetings
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Engineering Hall 115

Work Nights
Date: Every Friday
Time: 3 p.m. - close
Location: Engineering Hall 128

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