Team News

February 7, 2014

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May 28, 2012

Placed 2nd overall at Formula North in Barrie, Ontario with a 1st place in fuel economy

May 20, 2012

Just returned from the competition at Michigan International Speedway with an 11th place overall finish! We enjoyed testing and sharing a paddock with Tufast from Munich, Germany.

Feburary 14, 2012

A big thanks to NSK for their sponsorship!

October 3, 2011

We are officially registered for Michigan Formula SAE competition! This year's car will be car #62.

October 2, 2011

The team has just returned from a weekend at the Toronto Shootout put on by the University of Toronto at Mosport International Raceway. It was a great experience for team to practice in a competition like environment against 22 other teams. The teams hard work brought home an overall 4th place finish along with one of our drivers, JR Galloway, bringing home a 4th in individuals!

September 14, 2011

If you are interested in becoming part of the team we are currently holding seminars for the next couple of weeks to learn about what goes into the building of a racecar. Monday nights at 8:30pm stop by to learn about powertrain (9/19) or electrical (9/26).

May 15, 2011

We returned from MIS with a 17th place finish, completing all events once again. We had a great time with TUfast, whom took 2nd place. None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you to all the companies and individuals that contributed to the team this year. As always we learned alot this year and we are looking forward to and have already begun design for next season!

March 15, 2011

Today a group of our teams members were invited to the Ford transmission plant in Livonia, Michigan. A group of Ford engineers lead us on a tour of the plant and overviewed the engineering that goes into the production line. It was a interesting experience and a very good networking opportunity for our members.

March 11, 2011

We would like to thank Cooper Tire for their continued support into the 2011 season!

Feburary 25, 2011

Christmas came two months later this year. Thank you Airtech International!

Feburary 18, 2011

UTR-17 is well underway, parts are starting to arrive and we are on track for first run on April 1st. The team would like to give a huge thanks to one of our newest sponsors Basilius Inc. for their manufacturing of this years center lock wheels centers!

January 18, 2011

Team meetings this semester will be Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. There is lots of work to do this semester, stop by and get involved.

November 12, 2010

A major milestone was achieved today, the new chassis has been removed from the fixture. New build pictures are posted. Other components are being manufactured or ordered and will be installed soon. Watch the progress live on our webcam.

October 26, 2010

Chassis construction is well underway. The team would like to thank its newest sponsor Custom Metal Works for the use of their machine shop and materials in creating this years chassis fixture.

October 13, 2010

Rocket Motorsports is officially registered for the Michigan Formula SAE competition. The new car's number is 30. We are also excited to host the TUfast Racing Team when they travel here from Munich for the FSAE Michigan competition.

October 2, 2010

The new chassis has arrived. Some assembly required. Thank you TW metals.

September 13, 2010

The team is packing up for the toronto shootout this weekend! With last weekends driver training session complete, the car is being run though and all systems are being double checked.

August 24, 2010

The 2010-2011 kickoff meeting will be held at 6:00 in Nitschke Auditorium on Monday, August 30th. All are welcome to attend.

August 23, 2010

Look for the car at the Student Activities Fair this Wednesday the 25th. The Fair is at 11am on Centennial Mall. There will be free food and many other student organizations present.

July 9, 2010

The team is well underway for the 2010-2011 cars design, with a major team goal of vehicle integration the car is coming along quite nicely. This weekend the team plans to do more testing both in the lab and on the track. Driver training, engine tuning and torsion testing are in the works.

July 8, 2010

The team is now registered for this years Toronto Shootout! We will spend a day at the track with over 15 other teams from around the area. The day will be filled with racing and interacting with other teams along with an awards ceremony. Click here for more info.

June 21, 2010

The latest issue of The Independent Collegian has a great article about Rocket Motorsports, be sure to pick up a copy. Online article here.

May 19, 2010

Complete results are now posted. Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make car #43 a success. Design and planning for next year has already started. We plan on doing a lot more driving this summer.

May 17, 2010

Formula SAE Michigan was another successful competition for Rocket Motorsports. We completed all events and placed 12th overall! TU Fast placed 7th. Pictures of the competition.

May 4, 2010

The car is painted now. Click here for more pictures. TU Fast Racing Team from the Technical University of Munich has arrived with their car. We will be hosting them until the Michigan competition.

April 27, 2010

New pictures are posted of car #43 testing in the parking lot. We have also been working hard on the bodywork. Soon it will look as good as it runs.

April 1, 2010

The team took the new car to the Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night at Owens Community College. Vehicles at the event included stock racing cars, sprint cars, dragsters and tractor pullers. It was a great opportunity to network with local motorsport enthusists.

Feburary 5, 2010

Rocket Motorsports is pleased to announce the addition of two platinum sponsors for this year. Dana Corporation and the Intermodal Transportation Institute here at UT have both made generous contributions to the team. The funds are helping us to purchase essential components for the car. The check presentation by Dana is pictured below.

October 5, 2009

Rocket Motorsports is registered for Formula SAE Michigan! The event begins May 12, 2010 at Michigan International Speedway. Our number is 43. Click here to see all 120 registered teams.

September 19, 2009

Scheduled group meetings have started. The meetings will be held pretty much every week for the rest of the semester. If you are interested in a particular group, stop by the lab on that day at 5 pm.

Monday: General team & Electrical group
Tuesday: Chassis group
Wednesday: Powertrain group
Thursday: Suspension group

August 11, 2009

The Rocket Motorsports team received some professional driving instruction last weekend. Bruce Groves, Ed. D. is a UT Recreation and Leisure Professor and a qualified racing instructor. He provided us with valuable advice and practice time. We would like to thank Dr. Groves for his time and we look forward to more driving practice as the nice summer weather continues.

July 19, 2009

The webcam is fixed. Not much construction is happening now but design and planning for next year is in full swing.

July 1, 2009

The Rocket Motorsports team has returned from California. The car successfully completed all events. We placed 15th out of 84 registered teams. The team would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make our 2009 car a success. Check out the latest photos!

    Cooper Tire

    Dana

    SolidWorks

    University of Toledo College of Engineering

    Intermodal Transportation Institue



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