The Clarkson University Formula SAE SPEED Team had their best finish since 1999 at the annual Formula SAE Michigan race at Michigan International Speedway finishing 17th overall. The event which normally takes place the first week of May was pushed back to July due to COVID restrictions. The Clarkson team was made up of only five students. They completed the car that was started back in 2020. SPEED Teams Director Bob Davis says the team made great improvements from previous years.
The Clarkson car, which is powered by a Honda 600 CBR-RR motorcycle engine, was the 7th fastest car at the event. The team placed 14th in the Skid-Pad event, 21st in Autocross, and 18th in the Endurance race, all records for the team. The car was also the first Clarkson car to utilize an Aerodynamics package designed and fabricated by the students. 57 colleges from across the country attended the event which is organized and run by the Society of Automotive Engineers.