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Students Need Help Getting Car to Competition
Students Need Help Getting Car to Competition

 

Science and engineering students at UNLV have created a car they hope to take to a competition in Portland.

The Society of Automotive Engineers created the off-road car. The car must be designed and built for a four-hour endurance race in challenging mountain terrain. It also has to get through rigorous testing of all of its systems.

"SAE Mini Baja is a project every year.  It is an international competition between various universities.  Every team is given a 10-horse-power Briggs and Stratton motor.  They have to design a car from the ground up to compete in one of two competitions every year," project manager Jarrett Plies said.

While the car is done, the students need help to get a trailer to the competition along with some team members.

"We do not have enough money this year to make it all the way to the competition and back. We will have to take money out of own wallet so were trying to get enough money so members do not have to pay for the trip," Plies said.

The team needs $3,000 to get to the competition. So far, they have raised $1,900. Anyone interested in donating to the team or becoming a sponsor can contact the team at sae.unlv@gmail.com.