Automotive enthusiasts are counting down the days to the return of the University of Toronto's largest student auto race in the country – The U of T Shootout.
With more than 400 engineering students expected to participate, the event will feature 21 Formula SAE teams that will compete in an auto racing challenge. Formula SAE is a collegiate design competition that was created by the Society of Automotive Engineers in 2001.
In addition to racing their creations, teams will be evaluated by a panel of automotive experts on their respective vehicles' design, economy and performance. The winning team will be awarded with a voucher that can go toward purchasing a set of high-quality tires. Additional cash prizes will be given out for other feats, such as best individual driver performance.
The U of T Shootout will be held at the Mosport International Raceway on Saturday, October 1, starting at 8 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow at approximately 5 p.m.
The engineers involved may want to consider renting out a storage unit for future competitions, as these can house the tools they need to build the best car possible.