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Thursday, September 25, 2014

PSU Electric Motorsports Fundraiser

Last year the Portland State Motorsports team built their own electric racer. This year they are hoping to make an even better e-machine. You can read about their project and fundraising goals below.

Portland State University
Elevate Viking Motorsports
Building a Formula SAE race car is a yearlong project that demands a full-time effort of Viking Motorsports members outside of their academic studies. In doing so they gain tremendous knowledge of engineering and business concepts through the practical application of classroom knowledge. Machining, vehicle dynamics, engineering, marketing, welding, and project management are some of the skills we develop through our efforts.
CarLast year our team produced two race cars from scratch. One was powered by a combustion engine and the other a fully-electric vehicle - the first of its kind from Portland State. This year we strive to repeat this feat and secure a top ten finish in competition.
The project inherently incurs major costs in the materials, parts, and services needed to build both cars. It also costs us thousands in travel and registration fees. We hope you will consider supporting our team by helping us raise $7,500 to supplement other sources of funding. As a donor you will also be invited to follow our progress throughout the year, leading up to this year’s competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.

VMS Quick Facts

Goal: $7,500

Members: 12

Days left: 37


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