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Meet the Team

President

Bailey Martin

  • Name: Bailey Martin
  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Wichita, KS
  • Hear why Bailey thinks it's important to be involved with Powercat Motorsports!
    • "It is important for students to be involved in a design team because it gives them an opportunity to gain skills outside of the classroom and gain experience working on a team. But it can be so much more than that. It can be a place to be innovative, develop networking skills, how to work with a limited budget, and even diagnose problems on your own car!"

Chief Engineer

Devin Wright

  • Name: Devin Wright
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Topeka, KS
  • Hear about Devin's favorite memory from being on the team!
    • "My favorite memory was completing endurance at Michigan with the 2018 car Ocelot. It made all of the late nights and early mornings worth it."

Aerodynamics

Kyler Blank

  • Name: Kyler Blank
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Hutchinson, KS
  • Hear about some of the exciting things Kyler has been working on this year!
    • "This year I am really focusing on controlling the airflow so that it moves around the rotating tires to reduce drag. We are also considering adding a Drag Reduction System on the rear wing and various wing elements throughout the car to continue to reduce drag and increase downforce."

Business

Mickenzie Toler

  • Name: Mickenzie Toler
  • Major: Accounting 
  • Graduating Class: 2021 w/ Master's of Accountancy
  • Hometown: Topeka, KS
  • Hear about why Mickenzie joined the team to be the Business Lead!
    • "I joined the team to gain more real world experience and develop skills outside of the classroom. I had no previous knowledge or experience with cars or racing so being able to go outside of my comfort zone and account for processes I am unfamiliar with have helped advance my skills as a student. Also, recruiters have found a vast interest in this position on my resume and has helped me stand out as they proceed through the selection process."

Chassis

Cameron Korte

  • Name: Cameron Korte
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Hometown: Seneca, KS
  • Hear about Cameron's favorite memory from being on the team!
    • "My favorite memory on the team was going to the FSAE Michigan competition in May 2019. It was great to see the team finish the endurance event along with all other events. Also, it’s quite fun to take the car testing and to autocross events. I enjoy nearly every moment on the team."

Drivetrain

James Berry

  • Name: James Berry
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Lenora, KS
  • Hear about the improvements that James is working on this year!
    • "My goals this year are to limit the leaky differential, improve our acceleration times by redesigning our final drive ratio and reiterate the hubs to mesh with OZ Mag wheels in the future."

Electronics

Mark Rowland

  • Name: Mark Rowland
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Hometown: Overland Park, KS
  • Hear about why Mark decided to join the team!
    • "I joined the team because I've always been into cars and racing. I also thought it would give me a leg up in comparison to other computer science majors that are looking for jobs in the automotive industry."

Engine

Blaine

  • Name: Blaine Thiessen
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Inman, KS
  • Hear about what Blaine likes the most about the team!
    • "I like makin' 'er go fast."

Machinist

Sam Slater

  • Name: Sam Slater
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Overland Park, KS
  • Hear about why Sam joined the team!
    • "I realized I was most of the way through an engineering degree, yet I didn’t understand much about how what I’d learned applies to the real world. I wanted to get some real world experience and I knew that FSAE was the best way to do that."

Student Engagement

Vance Weber

  • Name: Vance Weber
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Hometown: Lawrence, KS
  • Hear about Vance's favorite memory from being on the team!
    • "I think my favorite memory from the last year was going to Michigan and seeing a Formula SAE event for the first time. As I described in the first newsletter, the feeling of seeing 120 completely unique marvels of engineering is pretty incredible. I've been to the Knoxville Nationals, the Chili Bowl, Indiana Sprint Week (famous dirt track races), and the experience of Michigan surpasses all of those events because of the uniqueness of Formula SAE."

Suspension

Colton Maxwell

  • Name: Colton Maxwell
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Hometown: Salina, KS
  • Hear about what Colton likes most about being on the team!
    • "I like getting to build the most bad a$$ stuff in the engineering building. My favorite memory was almost having to change my shorts after losing control in the top of 4th gear and sliding across the track in the rain at a Salina Autocross."

Understudies

  • Aerodynamics:
    • Gage Weber

Gage Weber

    • Jordan Shafer

Jordan Shafer

  • Business:
    • Artur Chlopecki

Artur

  • Chassis:
    • Help needed!!!
  • Drivetrain:
    • Bryce Freeman
  • Electronics:
    • Nathan Carlston
  • Engine:
    • Austin Patrick

Austin Patrick

    • Adam Meng

Adam Meng

    • Joshua Wilhelm
  • Ergonomics Team:
    • Ibrahim Al Qabani

Ibrahim

    • Alvaro Benavente Coronel
    • Sam Slater (Already Pictured)
    • Vance Weber (Already Pictured)
  • Suspension: Vance Weber & Nicholas Vogel
    • Nicholas Vogel 
    • Vance Weber (Already Pictured)