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Wild Hare Racing Club is a part of South Dakota State University (SDSU). The club is a student organization that designs, fabricates, tests, markets, and races a new mini formula style racecar every year from the ground up. The Team is comprised of all students, mostly Engineering majors, who are 100% hands on in every aspect of building the car.

Wild Hare Racing has been a sanctioned SDSU club since 2008 and has competed at the national level since 2001. Wild Hare Racing challenges SDSU Engineering students to design, build and race a formula car. The Formula-SAE Competition, sponsored by the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), brings together all of the disciplines of engineering in a hands-on, student-managed team. The competition helps to better prepare students for the workforce by providing experience solving real-life engineering problems while working together as a team.

The Competition

The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving.


The Formula-SAE competition is an annual event that marks the culmination of a year's worth of hard work from university students from around the world. Each car is put through its paces in individual tests including both static and dynamic events. Teams are judged based on static events including a Cost and Manufacturing Analysis, Sales Presentation, and Design Review. The dynamic events include Acceleration, Skid Pad, Autocross, Endurance, and Fuel Economy.


To learn more visit the Formula SAE Website.


How Can You Help The Team?

Become a Sponsor

As building a completely new car every year is not easy or cheap we must reach out to the community, our families, and corporate sponsors alike to help us generate the funds and/or materials necessary to accomplish our goal. We welcome any help you can give us including material, discounts, or any other form of donations. If you would like to donate specific parts or raw materials, please contact us in advance.

By sponsoring the SDSU Formula SAE team as a company or an individual, you will be offering a tangible commitment to furthering the education of dozens of future engineers, and introducing the new engineers to your products. For this support the club will proudly display the logos of our sponsors on the vehicle and on our backs at all club and competition events. This is an opportunity to improve the future quality of  American engineering through experience and teamwork. We greatly appreciate anything you can do to help.


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