Team History



YEAR    Ranking RESULTS / DESCRIPTION  SPECIFICATIONS VEHICLE







2011
  
Chassis 4130 tube / sheet metal frame 
 
Suspension
Front: double A-arm, aluminum
Rear: double A-arm,
sheet metal
Engine10 hp Briggs & Stratton 
Transmission    Continuously variable
belt drive
Final DriveDifferential gearbox,
locking, CV joint output 
 BrakesDouble circuit,
outboard disc brakes
Dimensions
         Wheelbase:   
               Width:    
Ground Clearance:   
Weight 420 lbs
 
 
 2010  
Chassis4130 tube frame 
SuspensionFront: double A-arms,
tube
Rear: trailing arm,
tube
Engine 10 hp Briggs & Stratton 
Transmission ATV transmission,
1-2, Reverse
Final Drive ATV differential, locked
 BrakesDouble circuit, 
outboard disc brakes 
Dimensions
         Wheelbase:   
               Width:   
Ground Clearance:
Weight540 lbs 
 
2009  
Chassis4130 tube frame 
SuspensionFront: 
Engine 10 hp Briggs & Stratton 
Transmission Continuously variable, belt drive
Final DriveChain drive, spool 
 BrakesDouble circuit, 
outboard disc brakes 
Dimensions
     Wheelbase:   
               Width:   
Ground Clearance: 
Weight452 lbs 
 
 
 






2008
  
Chassis4130 tube frame 
SuspensionFront: 
Engine 10 hp Briggs & Stratton 
Transmission 
Drivetrain 
 BrakesDouble circuit, 
outboard disc brakes 
Dimensions 
Weight 
 
 
 





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2003
 A stellar team of undergraduates pulled together in late January, 2003, to resuscitate the University of Portland’s fading Mini-Baja program. The car was completed in three months, just in time to take to competition, with a new rear sub-frame, drive-train, and a full independent suspension. The team earned 47th place overall in a field with 108 entries at the Mini-Baja West competition. Inexperience, lack of time to test vehicle performance, and the fact that the team did not have the luxury of designing and building the car from the ground up limited the overall performance at competition.   
 


2001
 Frustrated over the past year’s mishaps and shortcomings, but as ambitious as any baja team, the 2001 University of Portland Mini-Baja team, again, decided to put together two cars. Lack of time and resources allowed only one car to be completed for competition, and forced a freshly manufactured frame to be left naked in the darkness of the engineering building. Unexpected hitches again arose during competition and produced a less than pleasing finish, with the 2001 car placing 62nd overall in the Midwest.   
 

2000
 The 2000 Mid-West Mini-Baja competition saw the return of two legends, the University of Portland's 1998 and 1999 cars. With modifications to the known weak points, the cars were expected to be prime competitors. High hopes were dashed with unexpected complications that arose during competition. The previous top ten finishers placed 49th and 67th overall.   








1999