Miner Baja SAE

Rise Above The Mud

Be the best we can be.

Meet Frankenstein

Our team's pride and joy for the year 2016-17
The intentions Frankenstein was designed with

Miner Baja Racing focus of this year was to design and fabricate a marketable, cost effective vehicle that is capable of tackling difficult terrain. These goals were accomplished through frame, drivetrain, and rear suspension design. Key features of these subsystems are utilizing a CVT and FR gearbox, implementing an effective gear ratio and utilizing bump steer. In order to make this vehicle cost efficient manufacturing and material selection were effectively chosen. Miner Baja Racing believes though the use of design and manufacturing process this vehicle meets the consumer as well as the operational needs. In closing, we hope that we have given the readers of this report a thirst that will only be quenched when Missouri University of Science & Technology rolls up to competition with the greatest creation of all time. When we look at the car, we can look at it with pride, knowing that every component on it that we were capable of building ourselves, we did. The frame is welded, bent, and notched by us, the body panels are hand-carved in foam and composites laid by hand, and our transmission was specially designed and built by our team. Every year, we work very hard to produce a top tier car. Hours are put in by the team, in the shop and outside of it, every week. Our team runs as a business, with a shop division, public relations division, and business division. Each branch has a specific set of goals, each branch working for the team.

  • How marketable design will be

  • Low Cost to Build

  • Ability to travel through different environments

  • For comfort and satisfaction

Illinois Competition 2017

Our Leaders

Meet our officers!

James Meier

Chief Executive Officer

Mattew Mellon

Chief Financial Officer

Rachel Thaemert

Chief Manufacturing Engineer

Adam Engel

Director of Continuous Improvement

Ryan Coopmans

Chief Administrative Officer
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