Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario started their first Formula SAE racing team back in January 2009 by assembling team members, sponsors, and equipment. In-House Solutions & CNC software supplied a seat of Mastercam software to the team for assistance manufacturing the team’s car.
Since the team’s assembly, Lakehead has had nothing but success. In 2009 the team entered their first Formula SAE Michigan race, competing against teams from Canada and the US placing 43 out of 91 and received the ‘William C. Mitchell Rookie Award’. Preparing for next year’s competition, the team came up with a new design for the race car utilizing Mastercam Software. They manufactured parts such as the mould for body cover, brakes, engine mount, and differential mount.
All of the hard work paid off as then team improved again at the FSAE Michigan 2010 event, placing 39th out of 120, also making them 5th out of 18 Canadian teams. Momentum Magazine featured an article on the team in their November 2010 issue as they prepare to compete and improve again at this year’s FSAE 2011 competition. For more news and pictures of the Thunder Wolf racing team, drop by their site www.lufsae.com.