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Building Speed

By Maryland Today Staff


John T. Consoli

John T. Consoli

BUZZING AROUND A HALF-BUILT CAR, Terps Racing members prepare for another season of high-performance competition against other universities. Dozens of students spend nights and weekends in J.M. Patterson Hall refining their vehicles—upperclassmen focusing on the more advanced Formula car (shown), and freshmen and sophomores building an off-road Baja-class car each year. Most members aren’t hard-core car fanatics at first, but Terps Racing alumni have gone on to score jobs with auto manufacturers and professional racing teams.

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Austin Kendall, president of the Terps Racing Formula team, reviews the master assembly of the Formula car before sending part designs to an automated machine for fabrication.

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