Baja Racing Team
We are the University of Missouri – Kansas City Baja Racing team, a collegiate engineering design and competition team. Each year we design and manufacture a custom off road mini Baja Buggy. With each year’s total redesign, we can make dramatic improvements from the previous year’s design, allowing us to stay competitive at competitions we attend. Participants in the competitions must adhere to the strict set of rules, which focus on driver safety. The 2017-2018 season brings with it new rules, new members and familiar competition locations. Mechanicsville, Maryland is the first stop of our 2017-2018 competition season, on April 19-22, we last visited Maryland in the spring of 2015. The following destination will be Pittsburg, Kansas, on May 17-20, which we visited just last year.
Attending competitions is very important to our team. At the competitions, we have the opportunity to represent UMKC’s excellent School of Computing and Engineering. This is also our chance to prove to ourselves, our professors and our sponsors our year’s long work in designing, testing and manufacturing. Regrettably, traveling half way across the nation and competing in these international competitions is strenuous on our budget. We are so grateful for the money which we receive from our University, however, it is not sufficient to pay for travel, lodging and competition registration for 15 team members. As a team we pay for truck and van rental, competition registration, gasoline and lodging when we travel to competitions. Our estimated competition costs for the upcoming competition season is 10,000, excluding the cost of raw materials for our vehicle.
Therefore, we are seeking your financial support so our Baja Team as the opportunity to compete in our scheduled competitions this year. We graciously appreciate your donations to the UMKC Baja Racing Team’s efforts to attend two international SAE Baja competitions. On behalf of the team, we greatly appreciate your time and concern for our team and especially your financial contribution.