Formula SAE Michigan

May 10-13, 2017

Brooklyn, Michigan USA

Michigan International Speedway

2017 Schedule of Events (Tentative) 

Daily Operations
MIS Site Open:Tue. 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Registration and Vehicle Drop Off ONLY)
Wed. 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Th. 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Student Registration (Garage 1):Tue. 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thu. - Sat. All students will be registered as spectators
Information & Volunteer Registration (Garage 1):Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu. 6:30 am. - 6:00 p.m.
Tech Inspection Sponsored by Cummins, Inc. (Garage 2):Wed. 10:00 a.m. Gear Check Opens
Wed. Noon - 7 p.m. (no new cars after 6 p.m.)
Th. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri. By appointment 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Sat. By appointment 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Re-tech only)
Scales (Garage 1 drive thru):Wed. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Th. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m. - Noon (for "cornering")
Tilt/Noise/Brake Sponsored by Akebono:Th. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.(Staggered opening times by 30min per event)
Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fuel Station:Th. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Practice Area Sponsored by Mahle (Turn 2; use Gate 12):Th Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • NOTE: Cars must complete all 4 parts of tech by 5:30 p.m. Friday to qualify for Endurance.
  • 30 minutes' notice is required for all appointments, which can be booked through the announcer in Main Tent.

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017Location
3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.Early Registration (Teams MUST drop trucks/trailers in Paddock)Garage 1
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017Location
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Welcome Ceremony - Sponsored by Honda (student breakfast included)Main Tent
Immediately Following Welcome Ceremony
Captain and Advisors Meeting
Main Tent
10:00 a.m.Tech Inspection Gear Check opensGarage 2
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Design Judge TrainingGarage 3
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Invitation-Only ReceptionChampions' Club
7:30 p.m.Official Closing of the Site - EVERYONE MUST BE OFF SITE
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 (all times preceded by "~" are approximate)Location
8:00 a.m.Drivers Meeting (Brake & Practice) - MANDATORYMain Tent
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Design Event - Sponsored by Bosch - 1st Round Judging OpenGarage 3
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Cost Judging OpenMain Tent
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Presentation Judging OpenMIS Suites
Noon - 1:00 p.m.Lunch BreakMain Tent
~2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Autocross Sponsored by Magna Course Walk (weather permitting)Backstretch by Gate 50
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Design Judges Meeting - Judges onlyOff Site
6:00 p.m.Staging for Panoramic Photo (weather permitting)Oval behind Suites
6:00 p.m.Drivers Meeting (All Dynamic Events) - MANDATORYMain Tent
7:30 p.m.Official Closing of the Site - EVERYONE MUST BE OFF-SITE
~9:00 p.m.Design Finalists announced onlinewww.sae.org
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 (all times preceded by "~" are approximate)Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Autocross Walk OpenBackstretch via Gate 50
8:30 a.m.Course Crew Briefing - AccelerationPit Lane
8:30 a.m.Course Crew Briefing - Skid PadBackstretch via Gate 50
8:45 a.m.Course Crew Briefing - AutocrossBackstretch via Gate 50
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Design Feedback for Non-finalists (by appt only)Garage 3
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Skid Pad Event Open (open during lunch)Backstretch via Gate 50
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Autocross Event Sponsored by Magna Event Open (closed 1.5 hours for lunch)Backstretch via Gate 50
9:30 a.m.Presentation SeminarMain Tent
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Acceleration Event Sponsored by Roush Open (closed 1 hours for lunch)Pit Lane
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch Break (staggered)Main Tent
~5:00 p.m.Staging for Panoramic Photo (weather make up date)Backstretch via Gate 50
~5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Design Finals - Sponsored by BoschGarage 3
~7:00 p.m.Award Ceremony 1 - Sponsored by General MotorsMain Tent
9:00 p.m.Official Closing of the Site - EVERYONE MUST BE OFF SITE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AWARD CEREMONY
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 (all times preceded by "~" are approximate)Location
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Endurance Sponsored by Ford Course WalkBackstretch via Gate 50
8:15 a.m.Course Crew Safety BriefingBackstretch via Gate 50
~8:30 amTop 3 Teams Design Finalists Announced
~9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Design Feedback for Finalists not Top 3, by appointmentGarage 3
9:00 a.m.Endurance/Fuel Efficiency Event Sponsored by Ford Open - Group 1 OnlyBackstretch via Gate 50
~12:00 p.m.Endurance/Fuel Efficiency Gate Sponsored by Ford Closes for Group 1Backstretch via Gate 50
~12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Ford Endurance Course WalkBackstretch via Gate 50
~12:30 p.m.Lunch BreakMain Tent
1:30 p.m.Course Crew back on trackBackstretch via Gate 50
~1:35 p.m.Endurance/Fuel Efficiency Event Sponsored by Ford Open - Group 2 OnlyBackstretch via Gate 50
~4:00 p.m.Endurance/Fuel Efficiency Gate Sponsored by Ford Closes for Group 2Backstretch via Gate 50
~5:30 p.m.Public Viewing of Top 3 Design FinalistsMain Tent
~6:00 p.m.Public Design Review of Top 3 FinalistsMain Tent
~7:00 p.m.Presentation HighlightsMain Tent
~ 8:00 p.m.Final Awards Ceremony Sponsored by General MotorsMain Tent
10:30 p.m.Official Closing of the Site - All Teams and Transporters Must Exit IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AWARD CEREMONY
SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Site Open ONLY for Pick-Up of Transporters

Notes

  1. Gate 21 open 6:00 a.m. – 1 hour after site closing Wednesday-Saturday.  After hours, you must use Gate 12.
  2. Teams who participate in early registration MUST drop off their trucks/trailers in the paddock.  No unpacking may be done on Tuesday.  All teams may participate.  Please use Gate 12.
  3. Site closed to teams May 15, 2017.  Teams not shipping cars must remove them by 2 p.m. May 14, 2017.
  4. No Access During Dynamic Events - Teams may enter site with rigs/trailers/panel trucks ONLY when there are no Dynamic Events running.
  5. Medical Services - There is no First Aid Station on site. EMS will provide any/all medical attention.
  6. Overnight Removal of FSAE cars - Removal is allowed, but tech will pull Part 1 of your tech sticker.
  7. Shipping Cars - Teams shipping cars must have them removed from MIS by 10 a.m. May 15, 2017.
  8. FM Audio - Announcements can be heard via FM radio (Frequency will be posted in G1 at event).
  9. Thursday 6pm – Panoramic Photo Staging will start.  Watch Formula SAE FB
  10. Event Closing Times - Acceleration, Skid-Pad & Autocross close exactly at the scheduled time.  Your car must cross the starting line before the event closing time to be allowed to complete that run.
  11. Sponsor Skillshops Wed. 10:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Location: Suites 17 & 18.
  12. Student Breakfast Sponsored by Honda on Wednesday, May 10.  Served in Main Tent during Welcome Ceremony.
  13. ZF Photo Booth hours will be Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  14. Lost and Found - The Announcer in the Main Tent will be the drop-off/pick-up point for any found/lost items.  After hours, check with HQ in Garage 1.
  15. Teams must have their trailers packed and be ready to leave the site immediately following the Award Ceremony Saturday.

Support Services
GM Machine Trailer:GM Internet Cafe (GM Recruitment Tent)
Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Th. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Electric Welding:Hoosier:
Wed.: Noon - 5 p.m.
Th.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. - Noon
Wed.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsor SkillShopsHuman Solutions
Wed.: 10:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Th.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ambulance on site: Concessions:
Wed. - Sat.7 a.m. - ~8 p.m.Wed.-Sat 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.*
* As business dictates.
May close earlier if deemed appropriate
MIS Fire trucks on site:
Wed. - Sat. 7 a.m. - ~8 p.m.