Puttur, Mar 01, 2018: The Mechanical engineering students of Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology (VCET), Puttur, under the banner of VCET PUTTUR SAE INDIA COLLEGIATE CLUB with a team name “REVAAN RACING” won the 1st place out of 25 colleges which participated from different parts of the country, in the National level SIEGER PRO KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP held at Adithya Group of Institutions, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh between 13th to 17th February 2018.
The team consisting of 22 students won the “Championship” and was awarded the cash prize of Rs.1,00,000 in the event.
The Go-Karting car named “Stallion 2” designed and developed by the team also won the three awards out of 11 categories namely 1) Best build quality 2) Autocross and 3) Clean pit award for implementing the 5S technology. The team captain was Mr. Shamith and Mr. Charan was the driver of the car. The faculty advisor was Prof. Srinivas M K of Mechanical Engineering Department. Management, Principal and the staff of VCET congratulated the team on its success. From Karnataka, this is the first team ever to become “Champions” in the Go-Karting events.
The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for engineering students to come up with innovative ideas, to work in multidisciplinary teams, practice design and manufacturing, manage a full product development cycle and to fine-tune their technical skills.
The rules for building the vehicle was framed in the rule book by the organizers to maintain the uniformity amongst all the competing teams.
Technical specification of vehicle:
4 stroke petrol engine of 163 cc, delivering 4.8 HP of power at 3600 rpm from Honda Company. The vehicle dimensions were restricted to following standards.
Maximum length 210cm
Maximum width 150cm
Maximum Height 65 cm
Maximum wheel base 102cm
Maximum track width 5.08cm
Sri Rvikrishna D Kallaje, Director of VCET governing council, Dr. M S Govinde Gowda, Principal, Mr. Srinivas M K, Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering have congratulated the students.