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SAE Mini Baja: A Race to the Top

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
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Project ended on February 08, at 11:59 PM MST
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SAE Mini Baja: A Race to the Top

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Team is back at it - and we need your help to make NMSU history! We are a group of students across campus that come together to design, build, and race a rugged off-road vehicle. Baja provides us with hands-on, real-world engineering skills that will give us a competitive edge in our careers.  

This year, we secured a spot at the Baja SAE California Competition in May, and we need your help in achieving our dream of breaking into the top 20. All donations will go towards purchasing materials and parts to improve our car, as well as, travel expenses for our teammates. Our goal is to take every member of our team who has made a contribution to the car, so that they can see their hard work in action at this competition. It is here, at one of the largest SAE Baja competitions in the world, where our skills will be put to the test. At this event, we will be competing in:

  • Presentation - pitching our company and car to investors

  • Design - why we made certain choices and how that affects the dynamics of the car

  • Acceleration - a 100-yard drag race

  • Maneuverability – how well the car steers and handles

  • Suspension and Traction – rock crawls, hill climbs, and sled pulls (so, it better be made tough!)

  • Endurance - each car from 100 different universities on the track for a 4-hour race!

With your help last year, we were able to place 37th place overall - our highest ranking in 4 years! Our work is already underway, so any donation that you make today will make an immediate impact. Join us as we attempt to make NMSU history - top 20, here we come! 

We need your help to run our program. Every contribution made on this platform goes 100% towards funding SAE Baja as we help our team members grow and compete this year. Your donation, regardless of the amount, adds up to make a positive impact on our students. Please make your contribution today. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us. Thank you for your generosity!


Tyler Alvis, SAE Mini Baja President:

Tim Alvis, SAE Mini Baja Vice President:



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Lug Nut Sponsor

*PRACTICE MATERIAL: $2.39 One Gallon of Gas $7.25 10 Feet of Conduit Safety $11.95 One Pack of Tear-offs CHASSIS: $6 One Foot 4130 Chromalloy *TOOLS: $7.98 Metric Hex Key Set $7.98 SAE Hex Key Set BRAKES: $4.79 One Can of Brake Cleaner $9.99 12 ounces of Brake Fluid *ELECTRONICS: $10.99 Four Feet of Wire Loom *OTHER: $2.97 Bucket $3.97 Black Duct Tape $5.99 Loctite $7.34 Scotch Guard $7.84 WD40 $8.93 One Quart Synthetic Motor Oil 5W – 30 $11.85 One Bottle of Aluminum Cutting Fluid


Wheel Sponsor

*SAFETY: $11.95 One Pack of Tear-offs TOOLS: $29.98 Clamp Set $29.98 Screw Driver Set *ELECTRONICS: $19.32 Back-up Light $25.99 One Kill Switch *BRAKES: $14.99 Brake Light Switches $19.99 Brake Light $25.90 Brake Pad *OTHER: $22 Assorted Hose Clamps


Axiel Sponsor

*SAFETY: $34.95 One Driver Goggle $34.99 One Neck Support $34.99 One Set of Arm Restraints $39.99 One Set of Driver Gloves *TOOLS: $47.80 Hammer Set *BRAKES: $36.50 Brake Rotor $49.99 Pressure Brake Bleeder *ELECTRONICS: $33.54 One Pound of Solder $49.50 Wiring


Steering Wheel Sponsor

*SAFETY: $97.99 Seat Belts TOOLS: $79.99 ¼ Drive Socket Set $82.72 Plier Set $99.97 3/8 Drive Socket Set *SUSPENSION: $59.99 One Shock Spring *DRIVELINE: $96 One Wheel $97 One Tire BRAKES: $89 Brake Master Cylinder


Chasis Sponsor

*SAFETY: $149.99 One Driver Suit $169.95 One Shell M Rated Driving Helmet *CHASSIS: $120 One Sheet Aluminum Body Material TOOLS: $134 Metric Wrench Set $134 SAE Wrench Set $149.97 ½ Drive Socket Set $179 Impact Drill $249 Impact Wrench *ELECTRONICS: $190.25 Soldering Iron BRAKES: $139.99 Brake Caliper *SUSPENSION: $147.59 4x4x24 6061 T6 Aluminum for Front Knuckle $228.83 5x5x12 6061 T6 Aluminum for Rear Carrier $249.99 One Shock *OTHER $120 Transponder $250 SAE Rule Book Specified Engine


Motorsports Sponsor

*COMPETITION COSTS: $429 Sends One Student to Competition *SAFETY: $414.99 Seat


Winner's Circle Sponsor

*DRIVELINE: $1200 Transaxle $1500 CVT *COMPETITION COSTS: $1250 Registration for One Competition

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