Carleton Races at MCO Autocross Event

18 09 2008

This past weekend on Sunday September 14th 2008, Carleton’s new team participated in the MCO Autocross held at the Scotiabank place in Kanata, and the results are in!

The team’s top driver, Shawn Bernier, posted a best lap time of 68.152 seconds (officially under Kevin Harper’s number). Good enough for 10th place out of the 20 teams in Class ‘A’, and only 4.5 seconds off the fastest lap. Next best was Marko Pilic 72.045 s for 17th place and finally Shawn Bernier with a time of 75.055 s to round out the pack.

This truly shows that our car can be competitive in the market it was designed for, the weekend AutoX Racer. Especially considering that all the drivers participating had 1 day to try the car out before hitting the track.

A big Thank You goes out the MCO for letting us participate. Racing in the AutoX gave our new drivers valuable experience that will go a long way, and also helped us gain a better understanding of the preperations needed to be a top level competitor at our annual Formula SAE Competition at the Michigan Internation Speedway coming in May of 2009.

Hope to be on the track again soon!

More photos of the event can be found at this website, and picasa.




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