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USC Racing - Road to the 2018 Formula SAE in Lincoln, NE

$7,245
90%
Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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USC Racing - Road to the 2018 Formula SAE in Lincoln, NE

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 2018 Formula SAE Competition

Last year, the team placed 24th out of 80 in the Lincoln, NE, competition while finishing all events including Endurance for the first time ever. This year, we are extremely optimistic, with a top 15 finish in 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 new integrated paddle shifters, launch control system, suspension and frame redesign for a reduction of load on suspension components and maximum stiffness, respectively, and a few more changes to our powertrain system we can’t wait to unveil, we are feeling truly optimistic in reaching top 15 this year.

 

 

 

Our Mission

Our team is in the middle of building our 2018 competition car! This campaign is our last push to ensure that all of our final needs are met for the upcoming competition (June 20-23) - Formula SAE Lincoln. We’ve managed to cover much of the project ourselves, but we need your help on these last few items.

Your gift today will help us to purchase:

  • Spare tires (3 sets)
  • Renting a towing and passenger vehicle
  • A generator
  • New driver gear
  • Images and wraps for the racecar
  • Tools for our shop
  • Final Engine Tune Up

     

EVERY GIFT, NO MATTER THE SIZE, WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. With your gift, we can make our $8,000 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

Make a Gift of $10 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team and a USC Viterbi decal.

$25

USC Racing Friend

Make a Gift of $25 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team and a USC Viterbi screen cleaner.

$50

USC Racing Fan

Make a Gift of $50 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team and an official photo of the USC Racing team and team car.

$75

USC Racing Sponsor

Make a Gift of $75 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo, and a USC Viterbi pen.

$100

USC Racing Crew Member

Make a Gift of $100 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo, a USC Viterbi messenger light, and an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car.

$200

USC Racing Crew Chief

Make a gift of $200 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo, an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car, and an official USC Racing t-shirt.

$300

USC Racing Patron

Make a Gift of $300 and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an official USC Racing team photo, an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car, and an official USC Racing team dry-fit polo shirt.

$500

Racing V.I.P.

Make a Gift of $500 or more and receive a personalized thank you note from the President of the USC Racing Team, an opportunity to have your photo taken of you sitting inside the USC Racing Team Car, a USC Racing recognition plaque, and a USC Racing dry-fit polo shirt.