Posted on June 4, 2015January 16, 2018 by Baja@UCDBaja SAE Oregon Day 4 – Endurance Event Joe helps Kyle strap in for the long endurance drive. Kyle’s ready to navigate the fresh course. All the competitors queue up to begin the race. Abraham and Bryant strap Joe in at the 2 hour mark for the next portion of the endurance race. Joe tackles the obstacles with professional finesse. 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. Bryant tags in for Joe at the 3 hour mark and demonstrates his own off-road expertise. Bryant navigates the Endurance Track’s rock crawl. Five minutes before end of the Endurance competition, a ball joint in the front suspension fails under the stress of the rock crawl. A closer look at the failed ball joint (note that only one A-Arm now attaches to the hub). The car definitely saw its share of dirt in this competition… … but performed well overall. Great job Aggies!