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.