Combustion Leadership

Wisconsin Racing has a rich tradition of success with internal combustion racecars in the Formula SAE competitions. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has had an internal combustion team since 1988. 

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Alex Gehrke | Technical Director

Alex Gehrke | Technical Director

 

 

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Eric Maciolek | Team Principal

Eric Maciolek | Team Principal

Austin Wooldridge | Business Lead

Austin Wooldridge | Business Lead

Business Team

The business team works to build a public image for Wisconsin Racing through social media, public relations and sponsorship acquisition. We are also responsible for competition items such as the cost report and the business presentation.

Team Members: Marlena Paz, Vedant Agrawal

Jack Ryan | Electronics Lead

Jack Ryan | Electronics Lead

Electrical Team

The electrical subteam is responsible for the design, manufacturing, and testing of all electronic components on the vehicle. In addition to managing the distribution of power to all components and sensors, the electrical team is also responsible for the acquisition and transmission of vehicle data. 

Team Members: Jordan Paz, Dan Janacek, Evan Williams, John Gallagher, Sam Latto, Kass Chupongstimun, Michael Siem, Alex Shozda

Alex Katz | Powertrain Lead

Powertrain Team

From simulation to fabrication, the powertrain team designs, fabricates, and tests nearly all engine components and subsystems necessary to create a high performance powertrain package. We convert fuel to fun.

Team Members: Eric Maciolek, Cal Kirley, Jack Rickelmann, Derek Pauls, Alex Shozda, Gabriel Alvez, Jordan Paz, Dan Janecek, Ted Vaala, Andy Hagen, Matt Gallagher, Dylan Studden

Dylan Vassar | Aerodynamics Lead

Dylan Vassar | Aerodynamics Lead

Aerodynamics Team

The aerodynamics team for the combustion car collaborates closely with their electric equivalents. They are responsible for manufacturing any parts of the car that are carbon fiber, mainly the monocoque, bodywork, and the wings.

Team Members: Isaiah Mitchell, Amber Westlund, Troy Sonnleitner, Matt Hanson, Dana Paz

Jason Elder | Chassis Lead

Jason Elder | Chassis Lead

Chassis Team

The chassis team works to harness the power created by the powertrain team by putting it to the ground in the fastest and most efficient way possible. They are responsible for the hybrid monocoque frame, steering, suspension, and vehicle dynamics to make Wisconsin Racing vehicles some of the best handling in the world.

Team Members: Justin Xie, John McShane, Andrew Wortmann, Peter Den Hartog, Brian Pogorelsky, Shuo He, Evan Hanson

Alumni

2015

David Klos
R&D and Simulation; 2009-2015

Kevin Richard
Chassis Group Leader; 2011-2015

Michael Rademacher
Composites; 2011-2015

Teddy Berman
Financial Director; 2010-2015

2014

Eric Hutchinson
Technical Director; 2010 - 2014

Jeff Blair
Powertrain/Dyno, Calibrations

Keaton Hilby
Chassis Group Leader

Mike Tuma
Powertrain Group Leader; 2012-2014

2013

Kevin Higgins
Technical Director, Engine Calibration; 2009-2013

Tyler Nicholson
Driveline Design, Powertrain Group Leader; 2009-2013

Adam Horan
Manufacturing; 2009-2013