Who we Are

Cal Poly Racing is the largest student chapter of SAE International in California. Over eighty active members contribute to designing, manufacturing, and testing three innovative racing vehicles. Months of hard work culminate at SAE’s Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions. These international competitions challenge us to apply our skills outside of the classroom as part of a project that closely imitates industry practices. Cal Poly Racing is the only California team to field vehicles in all three of the major CDS competitions: Formula SAE, Formula SAE Electric, and Baja SAE.

Working as a Team

At the competitions, industry experts evaluate our designs for performance, innovation, and market potential. To excel in these categories, Cal Poly Racing has become more than just a team of engineers. We operate like a business, bringing together students from many disciplines in order to develop engineering, project management, finance, and marketing skills. Because of this, our members are assets from day one when they take positions in the workforce.

The Teams

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Cal Poly Racing would not be able to succeed each year without the generous support of our partners.

Mustang Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Support Level



General Inquiries

Formula SAE Team Leadership

Baja SAE Team Leadership

Mailing Address

Attn: Cal Poly Racing
Mustang 60 Machine Shop
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407