The USC Racing Team's Road to the 2019 Formula SAE Competition

$4,525
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Project ends on June 30, at 11:00 AM PDT
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The USC Racing Team's Road to the 2019 Formula SAE Competition

We are the University of Southern California chapter of Formula SAE. We are an entirely student-run organization that designs, constructs, tests and races high performance autocross racecars. USC Racing consists of a diverse group of more than 40 members, ranging from freshman to graduate students. Though most members major in mechanical engineering, other majors include electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering and business. Since our re- founding in 2010, the team has committed itself to building a strong knowledge base in order to advance our technical expertise and also to provide students of all backgrounds with a formative and exciting learning experience outside of classes. USC Racing prides itself equally on its motorsports prowess and the exhilarating and highly valuable out-of-class experience it provides.

The Road to Lincoln, Nebraska and the 2019 Formula SAE Competition

Last year, the team placed 12th out of 80 in the Lincoln, NE, competition while finishing all events including Endurance for the second consecutive time. This year, we are extremely optimistic, with a top 10 finish with a placement design finals within our sights. By improving from last year’s design and continuing to train our drivers properly, we feel that we can improve our team’s results and, in the process, create the best vehicle in its history. With a new integrated AEM ECU, launch control system, steering pick up points redesign for a reduction in steering effort, respectively, and a few more changes to our powertrain system we can’t wait to unveil, we are feeling truly optimistic in reaching top 10 this year.

 

Our Mission

Our team is in the middle of building our 2019 competition car! This campaign is our last push to ensure that all of our final needs are met for the upcoming competition (June 19-22) - Formula SAE Lincoln. We’ve managed to cover much of the project ourselves, but we need your help funding the traveling expenses and the remaining necessary items.

Your gift today will help us to purchase:

  • Renting a towing and passenger vehicle ($2,700)
  • Spare tires - 3 sets ($3,000)
  • Spare radiator ($500.00)
  • Spare steering rack ($500.00)
  • New driver gear and seat harness ($300.00)
  • Images and wraps for the racecar ($600.00)
  • Final engine tune up ($1,000)
  • Gas for vehicles for travel (to and from Los Angeles, CA and Lincoln, NE) ($2,500)

  

 

  

EVERY GIFT, NO MATTER THE SIZE, WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. With your gift, we can make our $9,700 goal that will help support our journey to the Formula SAE competition.

Please consider making a gift TODAY!  Thank you for your support of the USC Racing Team.       

The University of Southern California is a 501(c)(3) organization, so gifts and donations to USC are considered charitable contributions.  Gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with State and Federal law.  Donors to USC should contact their tax advisor or tax accountant when inquiring about their individual tax consequences. USC’s federal tax I.D. number is 95-1642394.  

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Make sure to come back and check out our “Updates” tab for news about our campaign, as well as to see YOUR NAME posted as one of our loyal donors.

Our sincerest thanks for your generosity and support. If you or your company would like to become an official sponsor of the team, please contact Kenny Barrera, President of the USC Racing Formula SAE Team, at knbarrer@usc.edu.

If you have any questions about this campaign or would like to remain an anonymous donor on our “Updates” page, please contact Jane Ong, Associate Director of Annual Giving, USC Viterbi Advancement, at jane.ong@usc.edu

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$10

USC Racing Spectator

Thank you! By making this gift in support of our team, please accept a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team.

$25

USC Racing Friend

Thank you for making a difference! By giving at this level, we will send you a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team and a USC Viterbi pen.

$50

USC Racing Fan

Thank you for being a Racing Fan! As a thank you, we will send you an official photo of the USC Racing team and team car, along with a personalized thank you note.

$75

USC Racing Sponsor

For being loyal supporter at this level, you will receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo, and a USC Viterbi coin purse.

$100

USC Racing Crew Member

To show our appreciation for your support, we would like to thank you by giving you an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car. We will also be sure to send you a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team and an official USC Racing team photo.

$200

USC Racing Crew Chief

Thank you for your gift! To show our appreciation, you will have an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car with your own official USC Racing t-shirt. We will also send you a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo.

$300

USC Racing Patron

Thank you for your amazing support! To show our appreciation, you will have an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car with your own official USC Racing dry-fit polo shirt. We will also send you a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo.

$500

Racing V.I.P.

To show our sincerest appreciation for your generous gift of $500 (or more), and as a thank you from our team, we will send you a USC Racing recognition plaque, along with the opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car with your own official USC Racing dry-fit polo shirt. We will also be sure to send a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team and the official USC Racing team photo.