SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 5-10, 2018

Houghton, Michigan USA

KRC Keweenaw Research Center

Awards

Overall Winners
Presented to the top three (3) teams in terms of total points who also passed the Emissions and Noise events.  The top three teams must pass the Emissions and Noise events to be eligible to receive an award in the IC or DUC categories.

Best Performance
Presented to the team receiving the highest total score in the Acceleration, and Objective Handling events that also passed the Noise, Acceleration, and Emissions event.

Best IC Emissions
Presented to the team receiving the best score in the emissions event.

Lowest “In-Service” Emissions
Presented to the team that has the lowest “In Service” emissions

Best IC Design
Presented to the team receiving the highest total score in the Engineering Design Paper, Oral Design Presentation, and Static Display events that also received passing scores in the Emissions, Noise, and Acceleration events.

Best Fuel Economy
Presented to the team receiving the most points in the Fuel Economy & Endurance event.

Quietest Snowmobile
Presented to the team receiving the most points in the Noise events

Best Acceleration
Presented to the team receiving the most points in the Acceleration event.

Most Practical Solution
Presented to team with the best balance between cost and measured noise and emissions reduction.  Winner will be the   team with the highest score according to the following formula: (Noise points + Emissions points) * MSRP Points.

Best Value
Presented to team with the best balance between cost, fuel economy, and performance.  Winner will be the team with the highest (Fuel Economy points + Acceleration points + Objective and Subjective Handling points + Cold Start points) * MSRP Points.

Best Ride
Presented to the team with the best combined score in the Handling and Drivability and Subjective Ride events.

Endurance Award
Presented to teams that complete the Endurance Event.

Best Handling
Presented to team winning the Objective Handling event.

Founder’s Trophy
Trophy awarded to the team recognized by other participants as being the most sportsmanlike. 

Cold Start Award
Presented to teams passing the Cold Start Event

Innovation
Presented to the team who in the opinion of the organizers has the most innovative solution. 

Safety Award
Presented to the team who in the opinion of the organizer demonstrates the best safe practices. 

Most Improved Snowmobile
Presented to the team who in the opinion of the organizers has improved the most since last year. 

Note: Although not guaranteed, some awards will include a monetary portion dependent on sponsorship. These and other awards will be detailed in the event program available at the onsite competition registration booth.