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June 3, 2004
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Local Students Members Of Mini-Indy Team
The following students from Herreid were members of the South Dakota Tech Mini-Indy team that recently returned from a competition that tested the team’s ability to design, fabricate and race an Indy-style racecar.
Justin Horner, Mechanical Engineering
Josh Rossow, Mechanical Engineering
Wayne Rossow, Mechanical Engineering
The South Dakota Tech Mini-Indy team finished in 74th place during the annual Mini-Indy competition in Pontiac, Mich. Mini-Indy is an annual contest organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. More than 140 teams from around the world traveled to the Pontiac Silverdome for the event. The Teach team scored perfect marks in the manufacturing part of the cost competition and placed 20th in the skid pad event.
In the competition, students design, fabricate and compete with small formula style racecars. The focus of Mini-Indy is not simply on who can build the fastest car, but rather on the use of engineering skills, financial know-how and creativity. Given certain car frame and engine restrictions, the competition tested students’ knowledge, creativity and imagination. Vehicles are judged on static inspection, engineering design, solo performance trials, endurance trials and on other variables.
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