SAE Collegiate Design Series

2002 Final Results

For the 23rd consecutive year the Proving Grounds in Marshall hosted the SAE Student Design Supermileage Competition. This year's gathering, which included 21 college and university entrants and six high school teams, was held on June 7th and 8th.

Many Eaton employees from Truck Components and Engine Air Management volunteered their services on the weekend as well as throughout the year to handle correspondence and registration, technical inspection, fuel measurement and delivery, timing and scoring, banquet arrangement and track preparation. The Supermileage Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their help and dedication.

A banner year saw each and every team on site successfully pass technical inspection and make at least one attempt at a mileage run. To continue the successes, all but four teams were rewarded with at least one complete 6-lap attempt.

Because the weather was clear and warm and winds were calm, and due to the new track surface, the top three contestants were all over 1,000 miles per gallon. The results are shown below.

ContestantHometownMileage Results
Homestead High SchoolFt. Wayne, IN1071.83
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA1068.69
Ithaca Public SchoolIthaca, MI1063.79
Dalhousie UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada972.91
University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherst, MA968.47
University of British ColumbiaVancouver, B.C., Canada895.39
California State University, ChicoChico, CA855.45
Centennial Middle SchoolLind Lakes, MN748.74
Southern Polytechnic State UniversityMarietta, GA742.42
Chippewa Middle SchoolShoreview, MN719.80
Ryerson Polytechnical UniversityToronto, Ontario, Canada715.96
Chisago Lakes High SchoolLindstrom, MN673.61
California State University, LALos Angeles, CA584.41
Winamac High SchoolWinamac, IN575.97
LaTourneau UniversityLongview, TX469.88
Montreal Ecole Polytechnique SuperieuerMontreal, Quebec, Canada400.65
Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, LA382.80
University of AkronAkron, OH369.70
Penn State University, BehrendErie, PA328.86
Valparaiso UniversityValparaiso, IN256.33
Binghamton UniversityBinghamton, NY199.86
Lawrence Technological UniversitySouthfield, MI163.63
Ciudad UniversitariaMexico City, Mexico-2772.87*
University of TorontoToronto, Ontario, Canada
Saginaw Valley State UniversityUniversity Center, MI
Youngstown State UniversityYoungstown, OH
Cedarville UniversityCedarville, OH

*Actual mileage was 172.13 mpg but penalty for not maintaining 15 mph average speed resulted in deficit of -2945 mpg.