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SDSM& T News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2000
SDSM& T’S MINI- INDY CAR TO BE UNVEILED TODAY AT 2: 00
The Hardrocker Racing Team at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will unveil the 2000 Formula SAE Mini- Indy vehicle today at 2: 00 pm at the Arch in the center of campus. The student team will be departing Tuesday, May 16 for Pontiac, Michigan where they will compete among more than 100 other universities across the nation at the Formula SAE Competition. The event will begin Wednesday, May 17 and will conclude on the 21st with an awards banquet.
This will be SDSM& T’s fifth year of entering a vehicle in the Mini- Indy competition in which students design, fabricate and compete with small formula- style race cars. Vehicles are judged in three categories: static inspection and engineering design, solo performance trails, and high- performance track endurance.
This year’s Mini- Indy team members who are traveling to Pontiac including their majors and hometowns are: Ben Short, mechanical engineering, Sturgis; Kim Lucero, industrial engineering/ interdisciplinary studies, Rapid City; Edvin Kvalvik, mechanical engineering, Norway; Travis Ernst, mechanical engineering, Rapid City; Seth Elkins, mechanical engineering, Taylor, ND; Marcus Leggate, mechanical engineering, Dickinson, ND; Eric Swanson, metallurgical engineering, Gillette, WY; Jason Hornecker, MS mechanical engineering, Lander, WY; Jared Holzwarth, mechanical engineering, Grand Prairie, TX; Chenoa Jensen, MS mechanical engineering, Piedmont; Jake Anderson, mechanical engineering, Buffalo, WY; Roy Reiss, mechanical engineering, Java; Adam McMahon, mechanical engineering, Pierre; Forrest Foster, mechanical engineering, Oral; Todd Jacobs, mechanical engineering, Rapid City; Amber Schmidt, engineering, Aberdeen; Ben Rhode, mechanical engineering, Yankton; and Austin Falkingham, mechanical engineering, Browns Valley, MN. Dan Dolan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the faculty advisor.
Media are encouraged to come to the unveiling today at 2: 00 pm to show their support of Hardrocker Racing at SD Tech. Student team members will be on hand to answer any questions about this year’s vehicle or the upcoming weekend competition. A representative from the SDSM& T Office of University and Public Relations will be attending the competition and will report the results as soon as they are announced. Photographs taken during the competition will be available for use on Monday, May 22.
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