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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Crimson Racing Unveiling Event! - April 17, 2017
The Crimson Racing team is excited to be driving our 2017 car! The team has driven the car several times internally to collect data and test various components. We are now happy to announce that we will be showing the car off to the public on April 19! At the event, we will have some members of the team give a brief overview of the car. We will then drive the car down 7th Avenue in front of Hardaway Hall! We encourage everyone to attend the event. If you are not a student or faculty member at the University and you are interested in coming, email us to get a temporary parking pass. The event will begin at 1:45 and there will be several team members present to answer any questions you may have. The unveiling will be part of a larger, Honda Racing HPD event taking place throughout the day on campus. We hope to see you at the unveiling! More information about the event is provided here.
Thank You CJ Pony Parts! - April 5, 2017
Since the Crimson Racing team is an automotive design team, it doesn’t come as a surprise that most of the team members’ interests in cars extend beyond building the Crimson Racing car. Many of the team members enjoy making modifications to their personal cars to increase their performance. One aftermarket automotive company that stands out among others is CJ Pony Parts located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. CJ Pony Parts was founded in 1985 and was rated one of Central Pennsylvania’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies. They have had many vehicles featured in Specially Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show held in Las Vegas. One of the main focuses of CJ Pony Parts this year was education and giving back. They created a scholarship program and have become Crimson Racing’s newest sponsor! We encourage everyone to explore CJ Pony Parts’ wide array of products and learn more about the company at their website which can be found here. If you are interested in learning more about their scholarship program, more information can be found here.
Thank You U.S. Chrome! - March 31, 2017
The Crimson Racing team uses a Yamaha engine from the mid-2000s. The reason for using an older engine is due to the engine’s great power to weight ratio along with the difficulty in changing to a new style of engine. Along with having to redesign many components, the team would have to start the engine tuning process from scratch and we would lose most of our analysis from previous years. When we purchase an engine that has existed for a decade, there is always fear that the engine may not be in great condition. The team puts a lot of effort into checking as many aspects of the engine as possible before making a purchase. Unfortunately, even if an engine is great when we buy it, placing the engine in our car puts a lot of wear and tear on the engine. The engine that is going into this year’s car came from our 2015 car. Unfortunately, the compression in the cylinders was not as high as we were hoping. Luckily, US Chrome in Wisconsin came to the rescue! Along with many other services, US Chrome does engine re-plating, which is exactly what the team needed. US Chrome did the modifications for a reduced price and we are ecstatic with the results. We look forward to working with US Chrome again in the future. We encourage everyone to explore their website which can be found here.