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Dallas Formula Racing is a multi-disciplinary collegiate team that competes in Formula SAE in which members are tasked with designing, fabricating and racing a formula-style race car every year.
All efforts culminate into one annual week-long competition in May at Michigan International Speedway, where we compete and test the limits of our car in static and dynamic events.
Competition is a rewarding and motivating experience that allows our members to further cultivate their passion, character and engineering capabilities. Seeing our car compete against some of the best teams, alongside some of the brightest minds in the engineering field is also one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences for our members. It is our wish to be able to give as many members the opportunity to see the car they built compete in Michigan.
Members who have been able to attend have experienced a remarkable and unique opportunity as they meet and network with industry professionals, gain hands on engineering experience and share knowledge with other teams. The knowledge and experience that members gain from competition creates a compounding increase of excellence within our engineering programs.
The endeavor of sending all our members comes with substantial financial commitments, including a $2,500 annual competition registration fee, as well as the necessity to independently arrange and finance logistics such as transportation, lodging and sustenance for an entire week.
We are actively seeking to raise funds in order to expand the number of members we can accommodate at this year's event.
Our objective is to secure $5,000 which will allow us to attend our 2024 competition. Each increment of $200 contributes to the sponsorship of an additional member’s attendance.
WHO WE ARE
While our team is focused around building a race car, our main priority is to build better people and engineers. Specifically, our mission statement reads:
“Our goal is to cultivate well-rounded engineers by fostering technical and soft skills, teamwork and engineering principles through the entire engineering design cycle. We strive to challenge and inspire students to pursue their passions while giving them a platform to showcase their abilities through participation in the Formula SAE competition”
Our team is comprised of a diverse array of different majors, backgrounds and skillsets. These differences become common ground and a strong sense of teamwork forms the core of our team. The finished racecar is a testament to our hard work, perseverance and knowledge. However, our team is most proud of the growth that we’ve made in terms of character, maturity and leadership.
Many of our members are highly sought-after for internships and full-time offers with companies including GM, Honda, Tesla, SpaceX and many more. We strive to provide a well-rounded experience for all of our members, providing both the technical and soft skills needed to be prepared for industry as well as provide all our members with networking opportunities with some of the largest names in the engineering world.
"Seeing everybody grow as people through their time with DFR is magical. We really try to have a positive impact on everybody in terms of their technical skills but knowing that our organization has a long lasting impact aside from their education or career is rewarding."
- Rayyan S.
This unity and mission has allowed our organization to build four race cars since our establishment in 2014 and our first competition in 2018. Our team has grown into an official SAE chapter, an official elective class, with 80+ members and 13 sub-teams for the Internal Combustion team and 20 dedicated members to our newly founded EV team.
WHAT WE DO
By competing in Formula SAE, we are tasked with designing, fabricating and driving a formula-style racecar. Our engineers drive the project and design by engaging in teaching new members, heavy CAE analyses, advanced fabrication techniques and rigorous teamwork. An engineer may be designing a part on the computer one day and others operating large machines to make those parts, and finally they also find themselves testing their parts on the vehicle during race days!
Behind the scenes we have a management team ensuring that the engineers have the resources that they need to succeed. These teams are concerned with finances, sponsorships, social media and other responsibilities.
While it may appear that our organization is centered around racing and motorsports, that is far from the truth. Competing in Formula SAE provides our members with an unrivaled learning opportunity that allows them to apply what is taught in classrooms.
FSAE Competition: https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events/formula-sae-electric/