Campus: Cal Poly, Pomona -- July 14, 2000

Cal Poly Pomona Students Have Formula To Finish No.1 In The World

Cal Poly Pomona engineering students spent their Independence Day in Birmingham, England where they were invited to compete against 22 schools - mostly European - in Great Britain's Formula Student competition. During the three-day contest Cal Poly Pomona's students excelled and took the top overall prize.

"I am extremely pleased and proud of how well our students continue to do in these types of competitions," said Cal Poly Pomona President Bob H. Suzuki. "We've always known the excellence of our engineering program, and now our students are demonstrating their capabilities throughout the United States and Europe."

A third place finish at the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan secured the Cal Poly Pomona students their invitation to the Great Britain contest. The Michigan event included over 100 vehicles from all over the world and the 3rd place overall finish was the best finish by any California team in the 20-year history of Formula SAE.

What makes this win especially sweet is that the European hotbed of Formula One production has a new collegiate formula champion - a California school in our own backyard.

Editor's Note: Students and the Formula One car will return to the United States the week of July 17. To meet with students and photograph the team and their car contact their advisor, Cliff Stover at (909) 869-4610.

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