Baja SAE Oregon Day 4 – Endurance Event

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Joe helps Kyle strap in for the long endurance drive. Kyle’s ready to navigate the fresh course.

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All the competitors queue up to begin the race.

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Abraham and Bryant strap Joe in at the 2 hour mark for the next portion of the endurance race.

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Joe tackles the obstacles with professional finesse.

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The endurance race puts all our designs to the test by offering challenges to our drive train setup, frame structure , and effectiveness of our suspension design.

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Bryant tags in for Joe at the 3 hour mark and demonstrates his own off-road expertise.

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Bryant navigates the Endurance Track’s rock crawl.

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Five minutes before end of the Endurance competition, a ball joint in the front suspension fails under the stress of the rock crawl.

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A closer look at the failed ball joint (note that only one A-Arm now attaches to the hub).

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The car definitely saw its share of dirt in this competition…

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… but performed well overall. Great job Aggies!