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About Hornet Racing

Hornet Racing is California State University-Sacramento's Formula SAE team. Formula SAE is an international, intercollegiate competition which challenges students to combine creative engineering and design with competitive business practices to build and race a purpose-built open-wheel formula style car.

Formula SAE Lincoln 2019

Mission Statement

Hornet Racing strives to produce the finest and most competitive Formula SAE race car in at least one of the seven international Formula SAE competitions every year. In doing so, we help to enrich our members’ learning experience beyond what they can obtain in the classroom through extensive hands-on design and manufacturing experience. We make every effort to include any and all students, including non-engineers, who are willing to participate, and to provide them with a constructive learning environment that will help to build the program and increase its knowledge base every year. We will accomplish those goals through honest hard work, dedication, teamwork, and effective communication.


In The Community

Hornet Racing is, first and foremost, an educational club that uses real world practices as a learning tool. As a thank you to our sponsors, donors, and continual community support we give back by sharing our accomplishments, experiences, and what we have learned with both children and adults. We go to various schools to teach kids about cars and inspire them to become future engineers. We also go to local community events to talk with other car enthusiasts about the technical achievements we have made while designing and manufacturing the car. We enjoy sharing what we have learned as much, or even more than making the car.



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Hornet Racing is currently looking for new and exciting partners and sponsors for the 2019 Season. Click the link below to see how you can help give this winning team a push!!

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!


2018 Car

TOP SPEED: 120 mph

ACCELERATION: 0-60 in 3.5 seconds

POWER: 72 hp at 13,000 rpm

TORQUE: 36 lb/ft @ 10,500 rpm


WEIGHT: 452 lbs (without driver)

ENGINE: 2008 Honda CBR600 RR

TRANSMISSION: 6-Speed Sequential w/ Pneumatic Paddle Shifter

DIFFERENTIAL: Drexler Limited Slip

FRAME: Tubular Steel Space Frame

SUSPENSION: Double A-arm w/ Push Rods


TIRES: Hoosier 18 x 6.0 - 10, R25B

ELECTRONICS: Megasquirt 3







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Join Hornet Racing

Are you looking for a place on campus to supplement your education through real-world application? Join Hornet Racing! Here, we accept students of various educational backgrounds - Business, Communications, Engineering, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Physical and Natural Sciences! We always strive for growth and progress, and we'll always have a place for everyone!


Sign up now on our booth at Club Days, stop by Santa Clara Hall 1357, or CLICK HERE!

General Meetings

When: TBD

Where: TBD

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