Zips Baja Off-Road Racing

Zips Baja Off-Road Racing The Zips Baja SAE is a student design off road race team. We design, fabricate, and test mini baja cars to compete against other Universities.
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Student lead team supported by SAE, challenged to design and fabricate an off-roading vehicle powered by a 10hp Briggs and Stratton engine. In order to compete, the car must comply with several safety regulations and size requirements. Competition entails static events such as cost report and face-to-face design evaluation judged by professional mechanical engineers , along with dynamic events such as acceleration, maneuverability, suspension, and a 4 hour endurance race where teams complete as many laps as possible.

Operating as usual

As all of you know, the current affairs around the world have thrown a wrench in everything we know to be "Normal." Unfo...
04/10/2020

As all of you know, the current affairs around the world have thrown a wrench in everything we know to be "Normal." Unfortunately this did include the Baja SAE Collegiate Design Series, and a lot of the events revolving it. This past week, on April 6th, our team was supposed to be hosting an unveiling event to pay dear thanks to all the sponsors, faculty and staff of the University, friends, and family of our team. As this event was canceled, we still wanted to send a very strong thank you to everyone that supports Zips Baja! We naturally have not thrown the wrench away from work, but rather have been pushing forward with the season as changes have been posted, keeping in accordance with all social distancing guidelines and making the best out of the situation that we can to continue the beast of a team we have built, ran, and competed with over the last few decades! We hope everyone is staying safe out there, and we look forward to showing everyone what we've been working on! @ Akron, Ohio

Congrats to @cwrubaja for winning our #RaceAgainstOhio ! Thank you all for coming out and supporting our fundraiser! If ...
11/11/2019

Congrats to @cwrubaja for winning our #RaceAgainstOhio ! Thank you all for coming out and supporting our fundraiser! If you missed out you can still purchase the gift certificate and go with your friends, family, or team!

11/04/2019
Gift Certificates | High Voltage Indoor Karting | Cleveland

Who's ready to face Zips Baja's best go kart drivers!? Do you think you will beat us!?
Purchase your gift certificate to race at: http://www.highvoltagekarting.com/pricing/gift-certificates/
This will get you two races around the track and will also help supporr our team. Bring as many racers as you would like and we will see who really is the BEST go kart racers in Ohio.

We hope to see you on November 10th (THIS SUNDAY) at 11AM at High Voltage Indoor Karting in Medina, Ohio.

(Also this is a racing facility so no need to bring anything other than yourself and your gift certificate info)

High Voltage Indoor Karting gift certificates are the perfect gift for any adrenaline junkie and are perfect for birthdays, holidays or special occasions.

Big thank you to Bartter & Sons for helping us improve our testing grounds!
10/29/2019

Big thank you to Bartter & Sons for helping us improve our testing grounds!

09/16/2019

Almost ready for #MidnightMayhem ! Hope to see you there! #bajasae

Our newest members of Zips Baja!  #dogswithjobs #puppies #bajasae  @ The University of Akron
09/12/2019

Our newest members of Zips Baja! #dogswithjobs #puppies #bajasae @ The University of Akron

Challenge accepted!!!! #bajasae #awd #4wd
09/10/2019

Challenge accepted!!!! #bajasae #awd #4wd

Hey friends! We wanted to share a link in support of a Mother of one of our team member and everyone diagnosed with ALS....
08/16/2019
The time is now to defeat ALS!

Hey friends! We wanted to share a link in support of a Mother of one of our team member and everyone diagnosed with ALS. If you feel so inclined, the link allows you to donate to the foundation and more directly to our team members Mother by using his name, Evan Blitz. Also, if you are in the Akron, Ohio area on the 25th of August, there will be an ALS walk also to raise money and awareness!

Thank you all in advance!

Using this link you can donate to the fundraiser: http://web.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=13816&pg=entry

For people battling ALS, time is not a luxury to waste. With an average life expectancy of 2-5 years following diagnosis, there is clear urgency to optimize care and find effective treatments for those affected by the disease. That's why we need to do everything we can to help The ALS Association No...

It was a farewell tour for Zips Baja this past weekend at Rochester! The radio was passed to the next captain  and senio...
06/12/2019

It was a farewell tour for Zips Baja this past weekend at Rochester! The radio was passed to the next captain and seniors took their victory lap as the Zips finished ninth overall! #topten3yearsStrong #gozips 💛

06/09/2019

Endurance day! #gozips

Had fans big and small out today for a successful dynamic day at Rochester!! #bajarit
06/08/2019

Had fans big and small out today for a successful dynamic day at Rochester!! #bajarit

06/07/2019

Mission accomplished ✔️

California treated the Zips well! With a second place finish in endurance, 330 pounds of mud, and all types of weather, ...
05/22/2019

California treated the Zips well! With a second place finish in endurance, 330 pounds of mud, and all types of weather, we placed 5th overall 🏎 Go Zips! Next stop, Rochester.

Great start to the third day of travel! #bajaCali @ State Line New Mexico Y Arizona
05/15/2019

Great start to the third day of travel! #bajaCali @ State Line New Mexico Y Arizona

It was nice having our Alumni back to run through our design with our new banners from @oliversigns ! #12days #saecalifo...
05/02/2019

It was nice having our Alumni back to run through our design with our new banners from @oliversigns ! #12days #saecalifornia @ The University of Akron

We raised $1,000! Zips Baja feat. Logan had a great time at Relay for Life! Thank you for all who joined in the fight!
04/28/2019

We raised $1,000! Zips Baja feat. Logan had a great time at Relay for Life! Thank you for all who joined in the fight!

How fast can we race to the cure? We’re all on the same team as we race to the cure! Help the UA design teams find a cur...
04/27/2019

How fast can we race to the cure? We’re all on the same team as we race to the cure! Help the UA design teams find a cure here: https://mobileacs.org/2PxpSmg

04/13/2019

#waitforit passed brake check and tech inspection on the first try!

Great first day at Tennessee!@uakron_engr
04/11/2019

Great first day at Tennessee!
@uakron_engr

03/25/2019

Diving into spring break like...#15daystoTennessee

Testing time!
03/09/2019

Testing time!

Photos from Zips Baja Off-Road Racing's post
02/27/2019

Photos from Zips Baja Off-Road Racing's post

Baja fundraiser at exchange Chipotle Tuesday!!
02/13/2019

Baja fundraiser at exchange Chipotle Tuesday!!

The Baja boys tour 2019: Tennessee, California, Rochester. #nextgen #greatflood2019
01/26/2019

The Baja boys tour 2019: Tennessee, California, Rochester. #nextgen #greatflood2019

Team movie night! #amazonsh*tcarshow
01/25/2019

Team movie night! #amazonsh*tcarshow

Dueling welders #90daystogo @ The University of Akron
01/10/2019

Dueling welders #90daystogo @ The University of Akron

Got our cyber Monday deal in! ...Some assembly required... #ZB19 @ Zips Baja Off-Road Racing
11/28/2018

Got our cyber Monday deal in! ...Some assembly required... #ZB19 @ Zips Baja Off-Road Racing

Come check us out at New Roo weekend today from 1-4 in front of ASEC!!
08/24/2018

Come check us out at New Roo weekend today from 1-4 in front of ASEC!!

We had an exciting run in Oregon with endurance standings from 18 to 65 to 6! Overall Zips took 7th in Oregon; thank you...
06/03/2018

We had an exciting run in Oregon with endurance standings from 18 to 65 to 6! Overall Zips took 7th in Oregon; thank you to all the sponsors and SAE for putting on a great event!

Great lunch stop in Idaho!
05/29/2018

Great lunch stop in Idaho!

Huge shoutout to Anny on finishing chemo today! Hoping to bring home the big one for you this weekend!
05/24/2018

Huge shoutout to Anny on finishing chemo today! Hoping to bring home the big one for you this weekend!

Zips Baja takes 2nd overall!!Two was almost our only number this weekend: second in sales, second in endurance...but thr...
05/20/2018

Zips Baja takes 2nd overall!!Two was almost our only number this weekend: second in sales, second in endurance...but three site evacuations. Thanks for a great week Kansas! @ Pittsburg, Kansas

05/19/2018

All Zips members are evacuated and safe in tornado shelter and waiting official release by SAE.

Great first day for the Zips! Passed both tech inspection and brakes! Special congratulations to our design leaders on m...
05/19/2018

Great first day for the Zips! Passed both tech inspection and brakes! Special congratulations to our design leaders on making design finals! Excited to see what the dynamic events hold🌪

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FYI: ran accross a video with the Ecole Nationale D'aerotechniques baja car in it, said they are coming to midnight mayhem:
Congrats team on the Tennessee performance!
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If you are coming to the Baja SAE Maryland event on April 19-22, be sure to check out our online store to get some cool merchandise! http://www.charmcitydesign.com/baja_sae_md/shop/home The store closes March 31st so order soon! If you can't make it, someone from your team can pick up your order onsite, or you can ship items directly to your home! Shipped items will not arrive before competition. Tag and share with your team members, parents and alumni!
Good work guys
3rd place in endurance! 🏆Whoop whoop! SO PROUD of our Akron Zips Baja!!