This year’s race will be limited to 100 cars so be sure to register early to ensure your spot! The car cap for Midnight Mayhem is going be a bit different than that of an official Baja SAE race. We want as many schools to be able to attend Midnight Mayhem as possible! The cap will be applied in the following manner.

Each team can register as many cars as they would like. Once the cap has been reached, we will announce that future registrants will be limited to bringing only 2 cars. We will also begin contacting teams that have the most cars registered, and were the last to register, asking them to choose which car they would like to remove from the race. As registration forms continue to come in, we will continue this process working towards the first teams that registered multiple cars. This may sound a little confusing so we’ve put together an example to help explain this system.

 

Let’s assume that the teams below have registered in this order and we have reached our 100 car limit.

 

Tennessee Tech Favicon Favicon Favicon Favicon Favicon
University of Louisville Favicon Favicon Favicon
University of Michigan Favicon Favicon
Northeastern University Favicon
Rochester Institute of Technology Favicon Favicon Favicon

 


What happens when another team (Ohio Northern) tries to register next?

 

Ohio Northern University Favicon Favicon

 

The goal of this capping system to ensure that we can accommodate as many teams as possible and allow those teams to have an equal number of cars to race with. So, since TTU has registered the most amount of cars (5) they will be asked to remove two cars in order to accommodate Ohio Northern’s two cars.  The new list of registered teams would now look like the following.

 

Tennessee Tech Favicon Favicon Favicon
University of Louisville Favicon Favicon Favicon
University of Michigan Favicon Favicon
Northeastern University Favicon
Rochester Institute of Technology Favicon Favicon Favicon
Ohio Northern University Favicon Favicon


Let’s next assume that two more teams register one car each.

Virginia Tech Favicon
Northern Kentucky University Favicon

Since RIT and Louisville were the last two teams to register with three cars, they will each be asked to remove one car to allow NKU and Virginia Tech to race. The new list of registered teams would be the following.

Tennessee Tech Favicon Favicon Favicon
University of Louisville Favicon Favicon
University of Michigan Favicon Favicon
Northeastern University Favicon
Rochester Institute of Technology Favicon Favicon
Ohio Northern University Favicon Favicon
Virginia Tech Favicon
Northern Kentucky University Favicon

This process would continue until all teams have a maximum of 2 cars or registration closes. We feel this would ensure that all teams still have an opportunity to run multiple cars and drivers while also allowing for as many teams as possible to participate. We do realize that this system can be a little hard to understand so if you do have questions please contact us.