2017-06-14 / News

Baja team pulls its way to trophy


The Career Center Baja team, students and staff: sitting, left to right, Seth Ferguson (Marlette), Cecilia Linck (Brown City), Luke Martino (Sandusky); standing, left to right, Cole Hewitt (Deckerville), Jason Justice, Chance Newberry (Croswell- Lexington), Brenden Handley (Deckerville), Eric Heinemann, Dave Crompton. The Career Center Baja team, students and staff: sitting, left to right, Seth Ferguson (Marlette), Cecilia Linck (Brown City), Luke Martino (Sandusky); standing, left to right, Cole Hewitt (Deckerville), Jason Justice, Chance Newberry (Croswell- Lexington), Brenden Handley (Deckerville), Eric Heinemann, Dave Crompton. The Sanilac Career Center in partnership with St. Clair County Community College traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas to compete in Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Competition.

Students designed, built and raced a single-seat, off-road race vehicle against 120 universities from around the world. Career Center students battled against teams, inclement weather, and mud to rise to the top.

The SCC/SC4 Baja team beat 68 colleges and universities at the race, taking 11th place in the suspension and traction event, and winning a third-place trophy in the weight sled pull. Notable teams that the students beat included Kettering University, Lake Superior State, Lawrence Tech, Notre Dame and UCLA.



Career Center student Seth Ferguson, of Marlette, at the wheel for the suspension jump. Career Center student Seth Ferguson, of Marlette, at the wheel for the suspension jump.

Luke Martino, of Sandusky, behind the wheel on the muddy track. Luke Martino, of Sandusky, behind the wheel on the muddy track.

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