Baja SAE

About Baja SAE

Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and sometimes even water.

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

All vehicles are powered by a ten-horsepower Intek Model 20 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. For over twenty-five years, the generosity of Briggs & Stratton has enabled SAE to provide each team with a dependable engine free of charge. Use of the same engine by all the teams creates a more challenging engineering design test.

Engine price: The suggested list price for the Briggs & Stratton 10 Hp OHV Intek Model 205432 engine is $628.00.

Upcoming Events:

Baja SAEŽ Alabama 2009
c/o National Center for Asphalt Technology
1600 Lee County Road 151
Opelika, AL 36804
April 16-19, 2009

Baja SAEŽ Oregon 2009
Washougal MX Park
40205 NE Borin Road
Washougal, Washington 98671
May 7-10, 2009

Baja SAEŽ Wisconsin 2009
MGA Research Facilities
5000 Warren Road
Burlington, Wisconsin 53105
June 11-14, 2009


SAE Extreme Baja UCF-07
(Aggie Racing featured at 0:41)