Redefining the Classroom

Senior Projects 2011-2012

Team OIL logo

Team OIL
Off-Road Innovations Limited

Members of Team OIL


  • Ben Hessel, MfgET
  • Theodore Dilworth, ME
  • Nicholis Fitzpatrick, ME

Faculty Advisor:

  • Jon Coullard


  • LSSU Laker Racing

Industrial Contact:

  • Paul Duesing

Project Description: Mini-Baja Race Vehicle

Team OIL(Off-Road Innovations Limited) will upgrade one of LSSU’s mini-baja vehicles to increase its competitiveness.  The upgrade will involve repairing the front steering geometry, improve serviceability and robustness of drive train assembly, and optimize vehicle performance using the LSSU chassis dyno. The team will race in the SAE Wisconsin Baja June 7-10, 2012.

Team OIL's Baja vehicle takes to the air during a test run

Links to the 2011-12 Senior Project Teams: