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.

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.

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 c...
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🌪

Trying to fly through finals week #safetyfirst
05/09/2018

Trying to fly through finals week #safetyfirst

Here's a little team update as we prepare to leave for Competition #2 in Kansas!!
05/01/2018

Here's a little team update as we prepare to leave for Competition #2 in Kansas!!

Big thanks to SAE and all the sponsors for hosting us at this event in Maryland once again! Here's to a fun weekend!! #s...
04/19/2018

Big thanks to SAE and all the sponsors for hosting us at this event in Maryland once again! Here's to a fun weekend!! #sae #gozips

Zips Baja Off-Road Racing
04/16/2018

Zips Baja Off-Road Racing

03/30/2018

Check us out at our new Facebook Account "Zips Baja," we are beginning the transition from our page over to this account as it will allow us for a better outreach! Send us over a friend request!!

Some may say it's crazy, some may call it a unicorn. But the Zips Baja crew can clean real nice when the time calls! The...
02/24/2018

Some may say it's crazy, some may call it a unicorn. But the Zips Baja crew can clean real nice when the time calls! The Akron Area hosted a Engineers Banquet this last week to celebrate and spread the innovations and accomplishments of the great engineers of our nation and all nations on this rock we call home!!!

Massive thanks to Clinton Aluminum for both their continued sponsorship and the expedited delivery of our aluminum order...
12/09/2017

Massive thanks to Clinton Aluminum for both their continued sponsorship and the expedited delivery of our aluminum order!! Looks like our car won't be made of completely PVC afterall!

We have new prototype parts to test!
11/28/2017

We have new prototype parts to test!

Special thanks to The University of Akron and all of our sponsors that made it possible to travel to Kentucky this last ...
09/28/2017

Special thanks to The University of Akron and all of our sponsors that made it possible to travel to Kentucky this last weekend to compete in Midnight Mayhem IV. The new truck and trailer are a dream to work with, and we look forward to utilizing them again in future competitions!

We survived Midnight Mayhem IV! We flipped, broke, fixed, broke, fixed (kinda), and broke our cars throughout the evenin...
09/28/2017

We survived Midnight Mayhem IV! We flipped, broke, fixed, broke, fixed (kinda), and broke our cars throughout the evening. Both cars did, however, cross the finish line when the checkered flag was waved. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into our cars this weekend, and we are a better team for It! Thanks again for The University of Louisville and Nickota Motorsports Park for hosting this event once again! #midnightmayhem2017

Thank you to dragway 42 for allowing us to spend the day testing at their facility.  Very nice facility with a 1/4 mile ...
08/21/2017

Thank you to dragway 42 for allowing us to spend the day testing at their facility. Very nice facility with a 1/4 mile drag strip and a autocross course. Check them out at the link below.
https://www.dragway42.com/

Zips Baja Off-Road Racing
06/14/2017

Zips Baja Off-Road Racing

The University of Akron College of Engineering
06/13/2017

The University of Akron College of Engineering

Congratulations to our Zips Baja team! At this weekend's Baja Illinois competition the team earned 1st in Sales, 3rd in Endurance and 7th Overall out of 100+ international teams. They ended their 2017 season with 5 trophies and ranked 4th Overall. #GoZips

The results are in and after a ton of hard work, dedication, and team work we were able to bring 3 more trophies home! A...
06/10/2017

The results are in and after a ton of hard work, dedication, and team work we were able to bring 3 more trophies home! After a third place finish in endurance, we were able to achieve 7th OVERALL!! We officially achieved our goal of finishing 10th overall or better in all 3 competitions .
Thank you to Caterpillar and SAE for another great competition. Also a huge thanks to all of our sponsors. Without you, this would not be possible.

Day 2 is coming to a close at our final competition in Peoria Illinois. The day started off slow, but the team was able ...
06/08/2017

Day 2 is coming to a close at our final competition in Peoria Illinois. The day started off slow, but the team was able to pass tech and brakes first try and make it in time for design. The team is super excited after receiving 1ST PLACE in sales!!!! This is the first time the team has brought a trophy this high home in a long time. Can't wait to see what day 3 holds, as the dynamic events look gnarly!!

06/03/2017
Baja SAE

For anyone attending Illinois, please read the following facility policies. Thank you.

The #bajaILLINOIS team updated the Edwards Demonstration & Learning Center Facility Information & Policies. http://ow.ly/mBT230bPUX8

05/31/2017
pittstate.tv Home - Pitt State TV

Watch recaps from all the dynamics events and the full endurance race at the link below.
www.pittstate.tv

Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) is just one of several collegiate design competitions that began in 1976 at the University of South Carolina which was based off of the Baja 1000. Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and thei...

After a long 4 days, the team is happy to announce that we achieved our goal of a top 10 overall finish. After surviving...
05/31/2017

After a long 4 days, the team is happy to announce that we achieved our goal of a top 10 overall finish. After surviving a tornado warning on Saturday which caused us to miss the S&T event, three break downs costing us an hour of endurance, and a 21st birthday. The team is very happy with our 10th overall finish!! Kansas definitely pushed the team to its limits, but with teamwork and heart we bounced back and finished strong.
Huge shout out to SAE and Pittsburg State for a great competition. Also thank you to all our sponsors.
Stay tuned as the team leaves for Illinois next week for the final competition of the year and tries for another top 10 finish.

05/30/2017
Baja SAE

Baja SAE

Big shoutout to all volunteers who made #bajaKANSAS happen!

Had a fantastic day 3 in Kansas! Finished 4th in accerelation, maneuverability, and sled pull!! Can't wait to play in th...
05/28/2017

Had a fantastic day 3 in Kansas! Finished 4th in accerelation, maneuverability, and sled pull!! Can't wait to play in the mud tomorrow(thank you three inches of rain and hail)! Also shoutout to one of our captains Lizz on her 21st birthday!

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