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 Plethora! - February 8, 2017
One of the frustrations of machining is getting your parts quoted by manufacturers. You must supply the manufacturers with part files and drawings and then wait for days on a response as to whether the part is machinable and, if so, what the cost will be. When you are in a rush to hit deadlines and finish products on time, this process can be a huge hindrance. Luckily, Plethora realized this problem and created an innovative solution to overcome it. Instead of submitting files to get reviewed by people, Plethora created a software plug-in for SolidWorks – a 3D modeling CAD program. When you create a part in SolidWorks, all you must do is run the part through Plethora’s plug-in to get an instant quote. You can even select turnaround times and send the parts off for manufacturing from within the plug-in! If you don’t believe how easy the process is, download the plug-in and try it for yourself. Plethora even provides your first $250 in machining for free! The team mainly uses SolidWorks, so Plethora is a great fit for us. Every product we have received has been top quality. We look forward to working with Plethora more in the future! We encourage everyone to visit their website which can be found here.
Crimson Racing featured in The Crimson White! - January 31, 2017
The University of Alabama is privileged to have a great student newspaper called The Crimson White. In relation to other college newspapers, The Crimson White is near the top. Along with other awards, the newspaper was awarded the National Pacemaker Award in 2015 which is the highest award in collegiate journalism and is commonly referred to as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism”. Recently, The Crimson White featured a story on Crimson Racing. The link to the story can be found here. The article talks about the progress the team has made over the past few years and about the upcoming success we plan on achieving. We are excited to be featured in the newspaper, and we look forward to continuing to get our name out in the community. We encourage everyone to read the article and pass it along to your friends!
Crimson Racing at Chipotle! - January 19, 2017
Anytime someone wants a delicious burrito, one of the first places they think about is Chipotle Mexican Grill. The Crimson Racing team is no different. We love eating at Chipotle and go there often. Chipotle is known for their healthy, organic options and offer various products such as burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos. The team has partnered with the Chipotle at 1203 University Blvd in Tuscaloosa to have a fundraiser event on Thursday, January 26th between 5 PM and 9 PM. Simply go to this Chipotle location during the fundraiser time and, before ordering, either show them this flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting Crimson Racing. We look forward to seeing you there!