With a second year to refine our design for the 2014 Challenge, anticipation was high for the team during the weeks leading up to the annual collegiate design competition held at the Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) at Michigan Technological University. The year of hard work has paid off with a 4th place overall finish, which was highlighted with the “Best Engine Design” award. This year’s competition snowmobile, the BF600, was very consistent the entire competition week, finishing the endurance run, lasting through the torturous dyno emissions event, earning 3rd in sound with 75dBA, and proving to be an enjoyable ride for the judges. Special thanks go out to all of our very supportive sponsors- they are what made this great success possible!

Pictured is team member Mike Solger driving the 2014 BF600 in the internal combustion endurance event at the 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge (Photo Credit to Bill Ray)

Internal Combustion Snowmobile Awards:

4th Place Overall
Mahle Best Engine Design
3rd Place - Sound
2nd Place - Oral Presentation