Allied Wire and Cable is excited to congratulate NovaRacing, Villanova University’s Formula SAE team, on their achievements at the Annual International Formula SAE competition in Michigan! We feel honored to have our logo appear on their sponsor sheet!
Organized by SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers), the Formula SAE is a college-level competition for the development and racing of formula-style cars. The student teams operate under a scenario in which a fictional manufacturer has engaged them to design a car and they must manage every step of the process from design to production with a complete business plan.
There are both “static” and “dynamic” events to be judged at the competition. The dynamic events rank aspects of actual vehicle performance. The static events examine the business end of the project, considering factors such as presentation and financial strategy. NovaRacing took fourth in the “Cost Event”! The judges of the event evaluated their cost report, assessing not just the cost of the car, but “also the team’s ability to prepare accurate engineering and manufacturing cost estimates.” They were also required to demonstrate quick thinking and problem solving skills. The team had an itemized budget of $55,000, only half of which was supplied by the Villanova College of Engineering.
Allied was proud to work with these young engineers to supply the wire and cable needed for their electrical systems at a cost they could afford. Although they were slightly disappointed to report a 52nd overall finish, the team is pleased to have moved up 25 places in the rankings since last year’s competition. They are optimistic that next year will be their break-out season, with their 7th car, the VU07. Allied is confident in their continued success and we will be rooting for them!