The Pittsburg State University College of Technology knows its cars.

Last spring, four teams took part in racing competitions located throughout the U.S., with nearly 40 students in various areas of the college coming together to build baja vehicles and moonbuggies.

Baja– In April, the first half of the 20-member PSU Baja Team competed at the SAE Baja South Carolina competition in Greenville. The team finished 4th in the four-hour endurance race, and took 11th place overall out of 106 teams. The second baja group competed with their car at the SAE Baja Washington competition May 18-22, where they finished 20th overall and 12th in the endurance race.

Moonbuggy– In the area of engineering technology, the moonbuggy teams competed April 9 in Huntsville, Ala., at the Great Moonbuggy Race held at the Marshall Space Flight Center. After a rough start that resulted in one of the vehicles losing a wheel, the teams made the repairs and modifications needed and rallied to finish in 9th and 12th places out of 35 college teams.

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