Our Baja SAE team is known as a perennial powerhouse at competitions, finishing among the top twenty teams for the past four years. One of proudest moments came in April 2017, when we took 4th place at Baja SAE California. We continue to focus on building a robust, reliable vehicle, making calculated improvements to what has been an exceptionally successful platform in recent years.

Baja looks forward to competitions each year, as it is the ultimate test of our vehicle’s performance. Each competition begins with three static events (design presentation, sales presentation, and cost report), four dynamic events (acceleration, hill climb, suspension & traction or rock crawl, and maneuverability), and a four-hour endurance race. Our team attempts to compete in at least two competitions per year. In doing so, we receive valuable feedback which we use to adjust our designs and make improvements for the following year.

Baja has shaped my undergraduate studies here at Cal Poly. Not only does it provide me with great experience in all aspects of engineering, but it gives me the opportunity to work with brilliant students who have become my friends. My fellow teammates motivate me to push my limits and become a better engineer.
— SAMMY TRAN, Baja Gearbox Lead
I really love how our team dynamic is like a family. We are able to work effectively with each other to get the job done, but we also take time to relax and spend time with each other outside of the work setting.
— ROBYN RIBET, Baja Team Manager


Our Baja team consists of 13 main subsystems. Students are able to join those which best utilize their knowledge and interests.

Quality Control
Suspension Kinematics
Suspension Shocks
Suspension Structures

Electrons (Vehicle Data Acquisition)


Not quite sure where you would fit in?
Read more about our subsystems here.


Want to join the team? Let us know.

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Additional Info

Weekly Meetings | Tuesday 11am in 180-114
Winter 2019

For updated meeting times, email team@calpolyracing.org