Miner Baja SAE

Rise Above The Mud

Design. Build. Compete.

Meet Sal

Our team's pride and joy for the year 2022
Designed with reliability in mind

Sal is short for Salvage! This car is 80% recycled from our previous car Leo. A new frame and seat were added. Sal is also the team's first car that is 4 wheel-drive. Sal has now competed in the 2022 Tenessee Tech competition and the 2023 Oshkosh competition. We are continuously upgrading and plan to take Sal to the next 2024 SAE competition.

  • Consumer appeal

  • Minimization of construction expense

  • Ability to navigate difficult terrain

  • Resilient design that can overcome tough challenges

2022-2023 Season: Sal(vage)

2021-2022 Season: Sal(vage)

2020-2021 Season: Leo

Illinois Competition 2017

Our Leaders

Meet our officers!

Patrick Steinkamp

Chief Executive Officer

Jacob Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Caden Lasley

Chief Manufacturing Engineer

Reese Sherman

5-S Officer

Carter Allen

Chief Administrative Officer

Team Leads

Frame - Jacob Brown

Electronics - Ethan Heckart

Drivetrain - Grant McVay

Composites - Kamden Lockwood

Suspension - Caden Lasley

Controls - Andre Wilke

Director of Continous Improvement - Daniel Bosch

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