ERAU Motorsports Blog


Stay tuned here for our monthly blog.  We will be discussing team news, automotive racing news, team member spotlights, and much more!

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We're Back!

Welcome Back!

     First we would like to say welcome back!  We know it has been two months since we last posted but we have been hard at work here in our shop.  Last time we spoke was at the end of November and we had just passed our design freeze.  During December, we were hard at work finalizing orders so that when January came around we could hit the ground running and start the ER03 assembly process.

     The majority of January, the team welded our chassis, machining the suspension components, and assembled various other systems.  January wasn't all work however.  On January 28th and 29th, Daytona International Speedway hosted the 55th running of the Rolex 24.  Most of our team bought tickets and spent an average of 16 of the 24 hours at the racetrack.  Through chilly temperatures of 35 degrees and rain many of us stayed in the stands enjoying the race.  During the race we had students from Blue Hen Racing, the FSAE team of the University of Delaware, reach out to us.  Following the race, we invited Blue Hen Racing into our shop and spent an hour and a half duscussing our past cars, our current projects, and our plans for future vehicles.  It was a great opportunity for both of our teams to come together and bond over a common passion.  Earlier, on January 20th, one of our team members was invited out to the Rymfire Elementary School in Palm Coast, Florida.  At this event our team member was able to demonstrate his passion for automotive racing to students from kindergarten all the way to 6th grade.  We are very honored to have been given the opportunity to participate in this event and help encourage these young minds in their pursuits.

    On another note, ERAU Motorsports is proud to announce our new partners that have joined the team:  Hendrick Honda of Daytona, The Volusia Manufacturers Association, and SKF Bearings.  Thank you to all our partners that allow us to continue our program and provide students an opportunity to continue their education!  To learn more about our partners visit the partners tab and click on their logo!

That's all we have for now.  Stay tuned for more updates and announcements of great things to come.  If you haven't done so already, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent progress updates.  See our media tab for thee links to our social media.  Have a great day!

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Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the First Blog!

These past few months the entire team has been very busy at the ERAU Motorsports shop.  The team has grown in size which has lead to a positive boost in productivity and quality of design.  We as an organization feel that it is important to keep our fans and supporters informed about the team.  This blog will be updated monthly and will include any events, partners, interesting automotive racing stories, and team member spotlights.  Since this is the first post, it will be brief but we will catch you up to what we have been working on for the past several months.

In August we received the rules document for the 2016-2017 competition and got to work.  After comprehensive study of the guidelines, the system managers set out and began the design process in conjunction with the senior design class.  The process began early August and continued all the way through November.  With the expanded team, we made great improvements in this years vehicle design, ER03. We are also extremely pleased to announce that after submitting our chassis to the rules committee it has been approved, meaning that we can move forward and begin the build phase of this year's car!

In addition to the design process, members of our team engaged in local community outreach.  Some of our highlighted events include the VMA Manufacturers Showcase, the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise Car Show, the Daytona Turkey Run Car Show, and a STEM education event at Flagler STEM Academy.  With the semester ending we have no more outreach events until January.

On the business side of the team, we are proud to announce our new partners:
HMS Motorsports, Matrix Composites Inc, MSK Concepts, Sweet MFG, DEI.  We look forward to building a strong relationship with our new partners.

Finally, we would like to thank you, all our fans and supporters, who give us positive words of encouragement and praise!  We cannot wait to unveil ER03 in the spring, and until then stay tuned here and on our social media pages.  Some great events are in the works for the spring and hope everyone will join us, and please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Again, thank you all for the support!

The ERAU Motorsports Team.

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