LTU Grand Prix Saturday to host 10 universities to show off student vehicles

Release Date: October 18, 2018
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An earlier Formula SAE car built by Blue Devil Motorsports waits at the starting line.
LTU file photo.


Nearly 200 college students from 11 universities will converge on the campus of Lawrence Technological University Saturday for the 10th annual Grand Prix, organized by LTU’s Blue Devil Motorsports racing teams. 

The event showcases SAE competition vehicles, including scaled-down Indy race cars, hybrid electric vehicles, off-road vehicles and more – all designed and built by students.

Besides the Blue Devil Motorsports team, racing teams from the following universities have committed to attend:

  • Ferris State University, Big Rapids
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids
  • Hope College, Holland
  • Kettering University, Flint
  • Oakland University, Rochester
  • The University of Illinois-Chicago
  • The University of Toledo
  • The University of Windsor, Ontario
  • Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

The teams will race around a twisting course in Lawrence Tech’s Parking Lot D (see www.ltu.map) starting at noon Saturday. The event is scheduled to wrap up about 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

LTU's Formula SAE car won the event last year, held in a heavy rainstorm.

More about Blue Devil Motorsports at https://www.ltu.edu/motorsports.

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LTU's 2017 Formula SAE car enroute to winning last October's Grand Prix.
LTU photo / Matt Roush.

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