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Dear Visitor,

The Formula SAE team at Western Washington University would like to thank you for reviewing our website and becoming acquainted with all our current and past Viking Formula racecars. Viking XXX, the latest creation by Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) students, is our most recent entry in the Society of Automotive Engineer's (SAE) collegiate design competition, Formula SAE. Paul Van Valkenburgh of Racecar Engineering Magazine said that Viking XXX was "by far the most sensational entry ever seen in all 20 years of FSAE." Viking XXX features a student designed and manufactured 554cc V8 engine that Autoweek Magazine called "an absolute stunner." Viking XXX was also featured in Road & Track Magazine and several times in RaceTech Magazine.

The students at the VRI, a group that Road & Track Magazine called "car enthusiasts to the extreme," are currently developing their next FSAE car, Viking XXXV. This is your opportunity to build strong ties with the VRI and its students. Our team operates entirely on the generosity of outside sponsors. As a result, every donation is vital to our team. As an educational institution, all donations to the Formula SAE Team are tax deductible. Sponsorship for our team can take various forms. Of course, cash donations will be vital to our success, but we also need materials, parts, and services to complete our exciting project. With your help and sponsorship, we are confident that our next car will be just as thrilling as Viking XXX.

Please take time to look through the past cars and the extensive photo gallery so you can fully appreciate all the hard work and sweat poured into every Formula car. If you would like to see who our current sponsors are, please click the sponsors link on the left menu bar.

Please feel free to send email through the contacts page or call us at the Vehicle Research Institute at (360) 650-3045 if you have any questions about our remarkable project. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
The WWU Formula SAE team

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