UTA students compete for top times in car design challenge

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by MARCUS MOORE

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Posted on July 15, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 15 at 10:47 AM

ARLINGTON — Engines are revving and tires are squealing in Arlington as students compete for top times at the 12th annual Texas Autocross Weekend.

It's a lesson in automotive engineering for students at University of Texas at Arlington during time trial races for Formula SAE racers.

UTA professor Bob Woods competed with his team, which won the afternoon design competition among 12 universities.

These cars are built every year from scratch. One of the vehicles racing on Saturday was a hybrid.

The races give students who may be designing the automobiles of tomorrow an opportunity to watch their classroom lessons in action.

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