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Jayhawk Motorsports Goes Off-Road

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
22 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 08, at 11:59 PM CST
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Jayhawk Motorsports Goes Off-Road

Jayhawk Motorsports Baja (JMS Baja) is a volunteer-based club that comes together to design and build an off-road racecar for an annual international competition. Our group is affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers, a world renowned engineering association that is at the forefront of transportation technological development. Baja is one of six Collegiate Design Series competitions put on by SAE.


The entire process, from initial design to competition, serves as invaluable experience for underclassmen engineering students. Our team is divided into sub-teams, which each specialize in a particular section of our car. These are Chassis, Suspension, Powertrain, Brakes, Safety & Ergonomics, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Electronics. Having such diverse sub-systems allows students of all majors to gain relevant career experience.


As part of the engineering process, we are always working to improve our previous designs. One of our main goals this year is simplicity. Oftentimes we find that the best design is the simplest and easiest to produce. With this in mind, we aim for a curb weight of 380 lbs which should allow us to place in the top 25 out of 100+ teams from all over the world.


JMS Baja is a young team, founded in 2013. Every donation is important in continuing our team’s success and reaching new heights. Through JMS Baja, students across the university get the opportunity to participate in a large scale engineering project applying what we learn in class to real world situations.


JMS Baja is truly a unique experience that students will carry with them throughout their entire career. Make a gift today to help students achieve success for this year’s off-road competition!


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Buy a Bag of Bolts

A Baja car needs lots of hardware to be built properly. Giving this gift will allow us to buy a bag of bolts and keep our hardware in high stock.


Fill a Fuel Can

Gasoline is the life-blood of vehicles, and we go through a few cans now and then. Help keep us fueled up with your donation!


Buy Steel Tubes for the Frame

To ensure our safety, our car needs to be constructed of a steel tube roll-cage. We need the highest quality metals, so we’re safe while thrashing around on the all-terrain courses. Help us build our frame with the best steel around!


Install Set of Cutting Brakes

This year, the team is focusing on making our car handle like never before. A set of cutting brakes will allow us to lock up one rear-wheel at a time, which will help us make tighter turns at higher speed. A gift at this level will cut seconds, maybe minutes, off our lap time!


Buy Welding Gas & Filler Rod

Welders require specific gases as fuel, and our style of welding requires filler rod to allow for a more sturdy and stronger weld. Help us out by keeping our welding supplies in high quantities!


Upgrade the Suspension

Racing shocks are a pretty penny. Competitive racing shocks are even more so! For a Baja to stay upright, bumps, rocks, and logs need to be met with plush and sophisticated suspension design. Help us take on the terrain with ease by upgrading our shocks, so we can drive over anything!

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