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York College Racing

Engineering students competing in Formula SAE and Baja SAE

The York College Race Team takes what mechanical and electrical engineering students learn in the classroom out onto the track. This year, our incredible team members will design, build, and race a Formula SAE Car, Electric Formula Car and a Baja SAE Car as part of capstone design projects. They'll compete against other college students from around the world who have all built cars from the ground up, spending hours upon hours painstakingly calculating every aspect of the vehicle and fabricating it, all according to FSAE rules (Formula SAE is an international student design program).

They can't do it alone. Donations help make this all possible. All donations will directly fund the costs associated with building both vehicles, such as the fabrication material, contractor bills, commercial parts, and assembly components (nuts, bolts, wire, etc.), and a portion of the travel expenses. Non-monetary donations (welding, fabricating, laser or water-jet cutting, etc.) are also welcome.

 

York College's YCP Race Team with baja and formula cars
The YCP Race Team with Baja and Formula cars
A glimpse of our Baja cars in action

Benefits of supporting YCP Racing

While students get hands-on experience with a real world design problem, as well as experience in teamwork, systematic analysis, fabrication and more, donors get the benefit of helping our program provide an amazing opportunity.
  • Top contributor benefits: Logo and name displayed on the front of the project; acknowledgment of top contributor status in all publicity; and an invitation to unveiling of both projects
  • Platinum club $1,500 and above: Invitation to unveiling of both projects; name and logo on project (large)
  • Gold club $500-$1,499: Invitation to unveiling of both projects; name and logo on project (medium)
  • Silver club $250-$499: Name and logo on project (small)

About YCP Racing

  • Formula SAE Racing Vehicle

    Formula SAE Racing Vehicle

    YCP Racing formula car

    YCP Racing formula car close up at York College FSAE is a competition where teams from colleges around the world build a formula car from the ground up. Every aspect of the vehicle must be designed and fabricated according to FSAE rules.

    The vehicles need to meet these specs in order to compete in a rigor of tests designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers.  

  • Baja SAE

    Baja SAE

    YCP Racing Baja 2016 team

    Baja SAE is a competition where engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle from the ground up. This vehicle will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and water. The vehicle is powered by a standard engine, while the frame, drivetrain, suspension, and body are engineered by the students. 

  • What is YCP Racing?

    What is YCP Racing?

    York College Engineering program logo YCP racing team is part of the Capstone Design project. Capstone Design is a two part course taken in the engineering students senior year that spans over two semesters. This years YCP racing team have chosen the FSAE and the Baja competition projects.

    York College of Pennsylvania is a private institution with comprehensive engineering programs. The most significant student experience is capstone design. Students apply the technical skills they have learned during their studies and co-op experiences to a real world design problem. Such monumental and challenging undertakings are also expensive. The YCP engineering programs contributes the first $5000 to each project, but the students rely on external fundraising to cover all additional expenses. Each project is projected to cost upwards of $30,000 to cover construction and competition costs.

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Donations may be sent to:
York College of Pennsylvania
Engineering Department
ATTN: Dixie Loser
Kinsley Engineering Building
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3651

Please make checks payable to York College of Pennsylvania

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