Cougar Racing is the University of Regina’s collegiate chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE), which is the premier society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. There are hundreds of student chapters worldwide that compete in competitions all over the world ranging from boulder-ripping off road rally racing in the Mini Baja series all the way to the spine-tingling excitement of Formula SAE, all established through Collegiate SAE and both of which the University has participated with in the past.The Collegiate SAE program is open to any students that are registered with any Faculty or College in any school that has an accredited engineering program. Although the Collegiate SAE program was first established for the benefit of engineering students, the fact is that any student team of this nature consists of so many opportunities to gain so much experience in their own field of study whether it be engineering, business, arts, education, or even active studies, just to name a few. At the University of Regina, Cougar Racing is proud to support its school in every activity it participates in whether it’s the SAE competitions themselves or even volunteer charity work within the community. In addition to the student competitions, the team travels to several local events including the Saskatchewan Auto Show, does a few events with local racing programs, as well as travels provincially to new and exciting events throughout the summer.
MK I was the first Baja built since the restart of the team in 2010. The design of this vehicle was based on the 1990's Baja making it very long and utilised mainly off the shelf parts.
MK II was built in 2012 and was a major improvement from the MKI. It features a trailing arm rear suspension and symmetrica front nose. It received 2nd place in Mud Bog at competition.
MK III was built in 2013 and the build was led by Avery Folk. It features the same symmetrical box front nose and uses standard control arms for the rear suspension.
MK IV was designed by David Taylor and the build was led by Derek Dawson during the 2015 season. It features a new curved front end, short wheel base and extra wide front suspension for stability.
MK V was built in 2017 and was a designed by Derek Dawson, Dave Taylor, and Scott Moeller . It features a trans-axle, improved suspension and steering, and a full panel wrap. It has consistently placed Top 40 in all 3 Endurance Races.
MAY 2016 - CALIFORNIA U.S.A
The Cougar Racing Team travelled down to California for the 2016 competition. The Team performed extremely well and took a lot of great knowledge from the experience.
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3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina,
Saskatchewan S4S 0A2