HPD Announces Collegiate SAE Program

  • Student SAE programs now eligible to join the Honda Racing Line
  • Includes Formula SAE, Baja SAE and other SAE university programs
  • Provides access to Honda Racing Line products and services

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate-level programs will now be able to join the Honda Racing Line, giving them access to products and services offered by Honda Performance Development.

Universities operating SAE-affiliated programs, such as Formula SAE and Baja SAE can now apply for membership in the Honda Racing Line, gaining direct access to HPD-developed racing products, original equipment replacement parts and support specifically tailored to the motorsports competitor.

"We are delighted to be offering memberships in the Honda Racing Line to universities involved with collegiate-level SAE programs," said Jeff Barrow, HPD Manager of Commercial Motorsports.

"Both HPD and our parent company, American Honda, have long been associated with the SAE and the organization's student competitions. Many current HPD associates participated in Formula SAE and similar programs during their university years," Barrow added. "Now these programs will have access to our performance product lines as well as our talented technical support."

To join the Honda Racing Line, a university SAE program administrator can contact HPD to obtain an HPD Collegiate SAE Program Racing Product Purchase Agreement. Once completed and returned to HPD, the university program will be assigned a membership number providing access to HPD products and services.

For more information on the HPD Collegiate SAE program, contact Jeff Barrow, Manager, Commercial Motorsports, Honda Performance Development, Tel. 661-702-7845 or e-mail jbarrow@hra.com.

About Honda Performance Development
HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.

No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.

HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit http://hpd.honda.com.

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