What’s up with Bearcat Motorsports!
10/5 - 10/12/2019
The first fundraiser for the 2020 team was held at Chipotle! The team managed to raise a few hundred dollars from this fundraiser. This week was also fall reading days, so many team members took the couple of days off school to relieve some stress and take a step back. Design is still going strong with the deadline fast approaching.
9/28 - 10/5/2019
Alumni came in one night during the week and talked to 2020 team leads about their designs and helped answer many questions the new team had. Then, on Saturday, a few team members took the 2019 car out to a cars and coffee event!
9/21 - 9/28/2019
The 2020 team had their first official test day! As was expected, there were some issues. One of the issues was driving all the way out to the testing location and realizing the team forgot fire extinguishers. Thankfully, there was a store nearby that had some. In the end, the car got pushed back in the trailer after a couple hours with some electrical issues, and the go-kart broke a sprocket :( All in all it was still a good day, allowing the new team to familiarize themselves with what it takes to get the car out.
9/14 - 9/21/2019
Team leads for the 2020 car have had meetings with their sub-teams and everyone has their individual design projects. The team is looking to have their designs finalized by the end of October when some alumni will be coming in to review their work.
9/07 - 9/14/2019
Thank you to all our Sponsors who attended the sponsorship event at the 1819 Innovation Hub. The event allowed for sponsors to speak with current and past Bearcat Motorsports team members, as well as see the progression that BCMS has made over its many years competing in FSAE.
BCMS will be attending Dayton Cars and Coffee Concours event at Carillon Park on Saturday September 14th from 8-11 am, displaying the 2019 race car. We encourage anyone who is in the area to come see the car in person and speak with current and past members of the team.
8/30 - 9/07/2019
The 2020 season is in full swing! Congratulations to Chris Yerkins, Chris was selected to be the team lead for the 2020 season. Sub Team Leads were also selected:
Aerodynamics - Bryce Becker
Drive-train - Ted Gardner
Electrical - Alec Conyers
Engine - Greg Smith
Frame - David Hannerman
Suspension - Tim Iles, Brian Ulrich
Teaching Assistants - Brodie Hensler, Ruchinda Gooneratne
8/23 - 8/30/2019
The Fall Semester has begun! Tuesday marked the first meeting for the 2020 team. Nearly 30 seniors attended the meeting, all anxious to begin developing the design for our next race car. Chris Yerkins was named the 2020 team lead. We are looking forward to the leadership and success that he can to bring to Bearcat Motorsports.
The 2019 engine has officially been rebuilt and installed back into the 2019 car. The engine idles smoothly with further testing to be completed in the coming days. Work on the engine and chassis dyno continues as we hope to set up and start the engine dyno in the coming week.
Bearcat Motorsports attended the University of Cincinnati organization fair, looking to invite new students to join BCMS. Over 150 emails were gathered from a large variety of students spreading across an array of majors. We look forward to seeing many of these students at our first underclassman meeting of the 2020 season this coming Wednesday 8-28-19.
The 2016 car is now on display at the 1819 Innovation Hub. Feel free to stop by and check out the car, as well as the many opportunities the innovation hub has to offer.
The first day of the 2019 fall semester is nearing as Monday officially kicks off the 2020 season.