About Crimson Racing

The Crimson Racing team was created several years ago for students at the University of Alabama to take part in the Formula SAE competition. Since the creation, we have successfully competed in many national races. We have a current team committed to bringing awards back to the University of Alabama. Along with our goal of competing at a high level of success in events, our team enjoys the experience of learning more about cars and the effort required to produce a quality product. We hope you take some time to explore the website and learn more about the team.

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Thank You UA Mechanical Engineering Department! - May 16, 2017

me_department_logoBuilding a top tier racecar is never an inexpensive endeavor. Higher quality parts also tend to have a higher price tag. Through strict budgeting and prioritization of parts, the Crimson Racing team can develop a great car even though we don’t have the funds that many other teams have. In addition to all the parts on the car, the team also must overcome other expenses. The team’s biggest expense of the year is the funds required to travel to competition in Michigan. The team must pay for vehicle rental, gas, and hotels. We would like to thank The University of Alabama’s Mechanical Engineering Department for providing the funds to allow the team to travel to competition. Without their help, we never would have been able to achieve the level of success that we did! Thank you ME Department!

Crimson Racing Places 17th at FSAE Michigan! - May 15, 2017

cr17_fsaemThree years ago, the Crimson Racing team did not participate in the dynamic events at competition due to not passing the technical inspection. The team made a vow to never allow that to happen again. The same members that were on the team that year are still on the team now, and they are surrounded by thirty additional members that are passionate about the program. At the sacrifice of many missed vacations and nights of sleep, the team turned the program around. The Formula SAE Michigan competition just ended, and the team came in 17th place overall. That means the team moved up almost 90 positions in 3 years, and we are now in a position where we are competing against teams with 5 to 10 times our budget. The official results have not been posted online yet, but we will post a link to the results once they are up. We will also be posting more in depth details of the events at competition. We are excited about the team’s progress, and we hope you are also!

Thank You Andrew’s Paint and Body! - April 30, 2017

cr17_paintedThe Crimson Racing team is delighted to have made the transition to carbon fiber body paneling and nose cone instead of the fiber glass that we have used in previous years. The switch significantly decreased the weight of those components. Even with the carbon fiber, we still needed a paint job to provide the team with the sleek, professional look we desire. We would like to thank Andrew’s Paint and Body for doing an incredible paint job for the team. Andrew’s used a mix of victory red and white to give our car a great look. Andrew’s is a local business to the Tuscaloosa area and does a lot of work for The University of Alabama. We were excited to work directly with Andrew which shows how passionate Andrew is about his business even as it expands. Don’t be surprised if you see Crimson Racing team members wearing Andrew’s Paint and Body shirts often!

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