The Internal Combustion Legacy
1997 - 2021
Due to COVID-19, LMS-20 took the combined efforts of two teams to complete. After the cancellation of the 2020 season, LMS-20 participated in the Formula SAE Nevada 2021 competition in which the team took 22nd place after having an electrical malfunction in the endurance event.
LMS-19 placed 24th overall in Lincoln after a strong showing of 9th in acceleration.Winning 1st in design drawings, LMS-19 vehicle will be represented on the 2020 FSAE shirts for competition. LMS-19 continued to the KTM 690 Duke.
LMS-18 placed 28th overall in Lincoln after a strong showing of 6th in skidpad. A malfunction arose after the 4th lap of endurance. LMS-18 switched to the 690 Duke.
LMS-17 placed 36th overall in Lincoln after a different car caught on fire during the endurance event. LMS-17 continued the use of the turbocharged KTM450.
The LMS-16 was close to success but placed 35th overall after issues arising in the endurance event. With the discontinuation of the previous engine package, the LMS-16 switched to a turbocharged KTM450.
The LMS-15 showed strong promise through the Lincoln competition, however placed 33rd overall from issues arising in the endurance event.
The LMS-14 again made a strong showing in Lincoln, NE placing 11th overall! This placement put LOBOmotorsports ranked 5th in the country and 18th overall.
The LMS-13 continued the strong UNM showing in Lincoln, NE and placed 12th overall! Building upon the successful 2012 car, the LMS-13 included a full aerodynamics package, used the Yamaha Genesis 80fi engine and CVT.
The LMS-12 made a big debut at the first Lincoln, Nebraska event placing 10th overall! Building upon the sucesses and failures of past cars, the LMS-12 included a full aerodynamics package, used the Yamaha Genesis 80fi engine and CVT with imense focus on tuning the CVT, and an all new belt final drive. It placed 14th in design, 5th in presentation, 36th in cost, 20th in acceleration, 25th in skidpad, 12th in autocross, and 6th in endurance.
The LMS-11 was LOBOmotorsport's first vehicle to sport a full aerodynamic package, including a front wing, rear wing, and undertray. This, along with other features, allowed 2011 to place 26th Overall, out of 86 teams. 2011 Placed 8th in Design, 9th in Autocross, 12th in Presentation, 14th in Acceleration, 15th in Skidpad, and 26th in Cost, and things were looking promising in Endurance, consistantly putting down the 5th fastest lap times, until on the 9th lap a hub failure caused a DNF.
2010 placed 19 out of 79 at FSAE-California and was UNM's first car to compete with the Yamaha Genesis 80fi. 2010 is quick on its feet weighing only 475 pounds, utilizes an undertray that produces downforce at speed to help it grip at speed, and has the brains of a Microsquirt ECU.
UNM's first year using the Yamaha Genesis 80fi engine, 2009 set the groundwork for future LOBOmotorsports teams. The 2009 car also had a Garett GT12 turbo. Unfortunatly, the 2009 car did not make it to competetion due to blown motor just weeks before the competetion.
2008 was UNM's last year to use a 4 cylinder motor, with a Honda CBR600RR motor behind the driver. It placed 24 out of 82 at FSAE-California. Unfortuantly, since then, 2008 was wrecked.
2007 placed 65 out of 106 at FSAE-Michigan and was UNM's last car to go to FSAE-Michigan. Until recently it sat on display in the UNM Mechanical Engineering atrium.
2006 placed 59 out of 125 at FSAE-Michigan and had a unique all-aluminum rear end. 2006 was partially dismantled and stripped to build the 2008 car.
2005 placed 14 out of 122 at FSAE-Michigan and is UNM's best placing vehicle to date. 2005's Honda CBR600F4i still runs strong and reliably and is driven frequently at LOBOmotorsports driving days.
2004 laid the groundwork for the coming years of LOBOmotorsports with its Honda CBR600F4i engine, its long narrow nose, and wide track. It placed 39 out of 134 at FSAE-Michigan, and now resides in the UNM Mechanical Engineering Department's atrium.
LOBOmotorsports again did not field a vehicle in 2002, but came back in 2003 with a Yamaha R6 powered car that placed 62 out of 125 at FSAE-Michigan.
68 out of 125 at FSAE-Michigan.
After not competeing in 1999, LOBOmotorsports returned to Detroit in the new millenium and placed 68 out of 104 at FSAE-Michigan.
In LOBOmotorsports' second year the group grew and the car placed 48 out of 95 at FSAE-Michigan.
UNM's first year to enter a car to Formula SAE, the small group of students placed 70 out of 77 at FSAE-Michigan.