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Wisconsin Racing presents...


The WR-213


The WR-212 is the first entry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to take advantage of aerodynamic
devices and continues the team’s tradition of a data driven design process. Through extensive data
analysis and testing the team of engineers behind the WR-212 has created a car capable of
dominating all dynamic events. With the all new aerodynamics package, revised suspension kinematics,
low vehicle weight and more powerful turbocharged single cylinder engine, the WR-212
finished 10th overall at Formula SAE Michigan.


209 car 36th Place
  • Cost - 10th
  • Presentation - 7th
  • Design - 12th
  • Acceleration - 54th
  • Skid Pad - 17th
  • Autocross - 26th
  • Endurance - DNF
The 209 represented a drastic change in design of the cars from Wisconsin, leaving the highly refined 4 cylinder engines for a unique turbocharged KTM-525XC. New rules for 2009 meant that the chassis design needed to be much different, and also placed a higher emphasis on the fuel economy event. The results were remarkable; the 209 weighed in 83lbs lighter than the 208, and won the design event for the second year running in Virginia. However, teething problems with the new design mean that 4th place at Virginia and 36th at Michigan were all that the team could achieve. The 209 is currently being converted into a Hybrid by the Formula Hybrid Team.

208 car 4th Place
  • Cost - 3rd
  • Presentation - 7th
  • Design - 28th
  • Acceleration - 28th
  • Skid Pad - 26th
  • Autocross - 2nd
  • Endurance - 2nd
The 208 was the culmination of the evolutionary designs seen since the 205, and it was without a doubt the most successful of these designs. Despite not taking home the crown at Michigan, it still managed a 4th place finish and was the top finishing car in the field from North America. The 208 also competed in the inaugural Virginia event and the team scored a staggering 940 out of 1000 point total, including first place in design. Notable changes from the 207 to the 208 include a move to pullrod suspension, a custom electronic steering wheel and a vastly improved traction control system. The team continues to maintain the 208 as its driver training car.

207 car 1st Place
  • Cost - 5th
  • Presentation - 8th
  • Design - 1st
  • Acceleration - 15th
  • Skid Pad - 9th
  • Autocross - 5th
  • Endurance - 2nd

Additional Awards

  • 1st Place Ricardo Powertrain Award
  • 2nd place Goodyear Best Performance Award
  • 2nd Place Timken Friction Management Engineering Award
The 207 was a further evolution of the successful formula first seen on the 205, with the biggest changes being the switch to E-85 fuel, a custom aluminum Torsen differential and the addition of a driver adjustable anti-roll bar. The team spent the year refining the design and paying close attention to detail to prevent the heartbreak of the year before, and this showed in the results. The team took 1st place at Formula SAE Michigan, and brought home many other awards, including 1st place in the prestigious design competition. The team then went overseas for the first time in history to Formula Student Germany where they placed 2nd in Autocross and 5th in design, meaning they were headed to a 2nd place or better until a brake failure during the endurance event relegated them to 20th place. The 207 can be seen hanging in the Quaker Steak and Lube on Gorham Street in Madison.

206 car 30th Place
(Engine Failure)
  • Cost - 2nd
  • Presentation - 16th
  • Design - 6th
  • Acceleration - 3rd
  • Skid Pad - 2nd
  • Autocross - 5th
  • Endurance - DNF

Additional Awards

  • 1st Place Ricardo Powertrain Award
  • Polaris Intake Award
  • 2nd place Bosch Engine Management Award
The 206 took a leap forward from the successful design of the 205, adding electro-pneumatic shifting, electronic adjustable brake bias, and anti-roll, along with a highly refined powertrain system. The 206 was the class of the field at Formula SAE – Michigan, where it had a large lead heading into the endurance event, but an engine failure during endurance left the team with a 30th place. In 2008 the 206 was transferred to the Formula Hybrid team where it was converted to a Hybrid.

205 car 3rd Place
  • Cost - 2nd
  • Presentation - 6th
  • Design - 6th
  • Acceleration - 17th
  • Skid Pad - 9th
  • Autocross - 6th
  • Endurance - 4th
The 205 marked a departure from the unique aluminum monocoque cars to a full spaceframe, with more conventional suspension geometry. The 205 was intended to be simple, it lacked anti-roll, and featured some cloth bodywork, but what it lacked in complexity it made up for in speed and reliability. Strong finishes in every event brought a 3rd place trophy home to Madison. The 205 can be seen hanging above the bar at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton, Wisconsin.

204 car 9th Place
  • Cost - 7th
  • Presentation - 8th
  • Design - 21th
  • Acceleration - 12th
  • Skid Pad - 1st
  • Autocross - 35th
  • Endurance - 7th
The 204 was the final aluminum monocoque car and it featured radical suspension geometry and a huge gain in horsepower from the 203 due to refinements in the Suzuki engine package. The suspension did not perform as expected, but did manage a 1st place in skidpad, and the team brought home a solid 9th place finish.

203 car 28th Place
(Engine Failure)
  • Cost - 9th
  • Presentation - 28th
  • Design - 15th
  • Acceleration - 39th
  • Skid Pad - 1st
  • Autocross - 20th
  • Endurance - DNF
The 203 was notable for being the first car with the Suzuki GSXR-600 engine that was used all the way through 2008. The car was an evolutionary design from the 202, but could not repeat the success of its predecessor. The electronic shifter failed in endurance, leaving the car in 1st gear, which lead to an engine failure before the finish.

202 car 2nd Place
  • Cost - 68th
  • Presentation - 1st
  • Design - 6th
  • Acceleration - 7th
  • Skid Pad - 2nd
  • Autocross - 9th
  • Endurance - 3rd
The 202 was a further refinement of the 201 design and it was the last car to feature the Yamaha FZR engine, and the last to have an electronic throttle which was subsequently banned by series organizers. The team finished in the top ten in 6 of 7 events and came home 2nd overall, the third top-five in a row.

201 car 4th Place
  • Cost - 65th
  • Presentation - 49th
  • Design - 7th
  • Acceleration - 6th
  • Skid Pad - Cancelled
  • Autocross - 4th
  • Endurance - 6th
The 201 cemented Wisconsin as one of the top teams in Formula SAE, with its electronic throttle and unique chassis design, the car stood out in the paddock and on the track, where it brought home a 4th place finish.

200 car 2nd Place
  • Cost - 1st
  • Presentation - 31st
  • Design - 11th
  • Acceleration - 13th
  • Skid Pad - Cancelled
  • Autocross - 13th
  • Endurance - 2nd
The 200 was the first car to feature the semi aluminum monococque chassis which would be the signature of Wisconsin Racing for the next 5 years. It had a Yamaha FZR-600 engine and the team decided to forego the turbocharger in search of reliability. The 200 brought Wisconsin to the front in Formula SAE with a 2nd place finish by way of steady finishes in every event.

199 car 32nd Place
  • Cost - 66th
  • Presentation - 15th
  • Design - 28th
  • Acceleration - 4th
  • Skid Pad - 8th
  • Autocross - 18th
  • Endurance - DNF

198 car 38th Place
  • Cost - 60th
  • Presentation - 29th
  • Design - 28th
  • Acceleration - 3rd
  • Skid Pad - 31st
  • Autocross - 22nd
  • Endurance - DNF