Top Formula SAE Student at SCCA Solo Nationals To Earn New Award TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 30, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America's Foundation announced today the creation of the Dr. Bob Woods Cup, honoring the accomplishments and success of Formula...
Top Formula SAE Student at SCCA Solo Nationals To Earn New Award
TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 30, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America's Foundation announced today the creation of the Dr. Bob Woods Cup, honoring the accomplishments and success of Formula SAE college students in The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships, held this year Sept. 14-17.
Named in honor of Dr. Bob Woods, of the University of Texas, Arlington, the Cup will be presented to the highest-placing student driver in the Formula SAE (FSAE) class of The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships. FSAE is a class for Formula SAE competition automobiles, designed, built, maintained and raced by college students in association with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
"Formula SAE would not be what it is today without Dr. Bob Woods' vision and his passion to 'make it happen,'" Bob Sechler, manager of educational relations for SAE said. "SAE truly appreciates all he has done for Formula SAE and the important role he has played in establishing a strong partnership between SAE and SCCA."
Dr. Woods has been crucial in forming and building the relationship between the FSAE program and SCCA, which sanctions its annual Formula SAE competition in Michigan, and created a FSAE class in The Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals beginning in 2003.
The Dr. Bob Woods Cup will be a perpetual trophy to be kept on display at SCCA's National headquarters in Topeka, Kan., with keepsake awards going to the individual recipient and the school that person represents. The Cup is funded through the SCCA Foundation, as part of its community outreach program.
For more information about The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, please visit www.scca.com. For more information about Formula SAE and SAE, visit www.sae.org.