2016 FSAE Unveiling
The Mizzou Racing Team unveiled Car 087 with a white, black and gold livery at Lafferre Hall on the University of Missouri campus on May 1, 2016 after the design and manufacturing process that lasted for months. The new car is 30 pounds lighter and 1½ inches wider than the one that came in 29th out of 110 competitors at the 2015 Formula SAE Michigan competition.
Motorsports is by no means a cheap sports to enter. The annual budget of a Formula 1 team can go up to hundreds of millions of dollars. Although Formula SAE is considered as a platform that where auto enthusiasts can showcase their aptitude and craftsmanship, the new Mizzou Racing car was designed with a budget of $12,000.
Ed Kays and Jim Kays from Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri were also present at the event. They have offered sponsorship and valuable advice on manufacturing over the years.