2010 SAE Baja Series


Geneva College 2010 Baja SAE Team
2009-10, Car #48, Western Washington event
May 19-22, 2010


Nick Bloom Team Captain, Electronic Systems
Frank Cacciotti Drivetrain, Frame
Logan Kibler Drivetrain, Frame
Scott Miner Suspension, Brakes
Phil Ritenour Drivetrain, Frame
Matt Susa Roll Cage, Ergonomics


Dr. David Che Faculty Advisor (Mechanical Engineering)
Mr. Dave Clark Technical Advisor
Mr. Mark Bergfelt Shop Instructor; Technical and Racing Advisor
Mr. Don Bolland Technical Advisor


The Baja SAE competition originated at the University of South Carolina in 1976, under the direction of Dr. John F. Stevens. Since that time, the Baja SAE Series has grown to become a premier engineering design series for university teams.

Baja SAE Program Objective

Baja SAE is an intercollegiate engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The object of the competition is to simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Each team is competing to have its design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. The students must function as a team to design, build, test, promote and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules. They must also generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

Competition Goals

Each team′s goal is to design a build a prototype of a rugged, single seat, off-road recreational vehicle intended for sale to the non-professional weekend off-road enthusiast. The vehicle must be safe, easily transported, easily maintained and fun to drive. It should be able to negotiate rough terrain in all types of weather without damage.

Additional goals of the competition are to provide an opportunity for students to (1) learn that public safety is an important aspect of engineering, (2) learn the engineering design, fabrication and testing aspects that are necessary to produce a safe and competitive vehicle, and (3) provide a learning experience for students.

Cost Estimate

Competition Entrance Fee $1,000
Travel Expenses $3,750
Vehicle Parts & Fabrication $4,750
Safety Equipment $500
Grand Total $10,000


For more information or to support the project, please contact Nick Bloom at nick.bloom@geneva.edu or 717-701-0477.