Team News

February Update

February 12, 2013

The beginning of the semester has been busy for the Vandal Hybrid Race team. The suspension is completed with the car fully sprung, a bit of machining to the engine case as been completed, and the HV battery box is being built (special thanks to Janicki Industries). Next up is wiring, engine tuning, brake lines, and eventually a body.

Chris sitting in the car with all the suspension installed.

Car on all four wheels!

Weekend engine disassembling.


New plug for the engine case countershaft hole.


Making room to plug the cam chain tensioner and fix the last oil leak!

Fall Semester Snapshot

December 7, 2012

The fall semester wraps up with a shapshot day for senior design. The chassis, steering, front suspension, and engine are all completed and assembled. The brakes, rear suspension, pedal assembly and cockpit are soon to come. Although the semester has ended, there is still much work to be done. Over Christmas break some machining will be done, but the team will hit the ground running in January.

Have a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Homecoming Appearance

October 6, 2012



The Vandal Racing team was busy during homecoming. The team participated in the homecoming parade Saturday morning with the 2011-2012 car. Later that day the team had the opportunity to drive the vehicle onto the field during a media time-out for some publicity.

Frame Constructed

September 19, 2012


This year the team decided to have the new frame professionally constructed. Cartesian Tube Profiling has helped us out immensely by cutting, jigging, and welding the frame. Now it is time for suspension!

8th Overall, Gearing up for 2013

June 5, 2012



After an 8th place overall finish at the 2012 FHSAE competition in Loudon, New Hampshire, the Vandal Hybrid Racing Team is gearing up to get started on the 2013 vehicle. The team has been meeting regularly and has great expectation for the upcoming summer. Be sure to visit and like the Vandal Hybrid Racing facebook fan page for more updates and information!