Story courtesy of the ISU News Service 6-6-18 update: Engineers like to say they’re problem-solvers. Well, the students of Cyclone Racing Formula SAE had some hands-on training as they tackled problem after problem at the Formula North competition in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The biggest problem? Engine trouble. The solution: “a hotel parking lot engine swap,” said … Continue reading Cyclone Racing’s formula team upgrades aero, drivetrain in race for podium position
Cyclone Racing’s Formula Team took a fourth place overall finish at the Formula SAE Lincoln race last week in Lincoln, Neb. The Iowa State team competed against 77 other registered teams and finished just 3.1 (out of a total 1000) points behind the third-place team. Iowa State’s team also finished 4th in Endurance, 6th in … Continue reading Cyclone Racing takes 4th place overall at FSAE Lincoln
Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team has already won a long race and earned a top-10 overall finish. The team’s racing season still has stops in California and New York. To get ready, the student-engineers have been collecting data and fine-tuning their off-road racer.
Kevin Harvick may be leading the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, but did he build his entire car from scratch? Cyclone Racing did. Cyclone Racing is a student run organization that is focused on Formula SAE racing. The 45 horsepower car is designed, manufactured and assembled by its members. The vehicle tops out around 85 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
It was a Friday afternoon and there was Zach Verbeck in the back of the Cyclone Racing garage, working away on a homemade brake dyno, looking for data that could improve the performance of Iowa State’s mini off-road racer. The senior from Cedar Falls who’s studying mechanical engineering was taking torque readings in foot-pounds. He … Continue reading Iowa State’s Baja racing team slowed in first race, ready to regain off-road speed
AMES, Iowa – The stress level is finally dropping in the Cyclone Racing shop on the Iowa State University campus. Formula SAE’s June 20-23 competition in Lincoln, Neb., is just days away. And the Yamaha YFZ450 engine in the back of the student-designed and student-built mini open-wheel racer is finally close to powering some last-minute tests. Derek Roberg, … Continue reading Iowa State’s Formula SAE team looks for engine answers as it prepares to race