The History of Spartan Racing

Read about the story of Spartan Racing and Spartan Racing Electric


The Beginning

Spartan Racing was first founded at SJSU in 1989 with the introduction of Spartan Racer 0 (SR-0). SR-0 was first developed as a senior project by the students here at San Jose State. After SR-0's initial creation, Spartan Racing remained inactive until 2008.


In 2008 a group of motivated engineering students sought out to revive Spartan Racing by creating the second Spartan Racing vehicle, SR-1. Since the rebirth in 2008, Spartan Racing has annually designed, manufactured, and competed in the international Formula SAE Competitions. 

The Spartan Racing team has been able to maintain a competitive stance in the Formula Competitions, placing first in the 2015 Competition with the iteration SR-10.


1 Team, 2 Powertrains

In the summer of 2015 Spartan Racing initiated its plan to create a sub-division of the Spartan Racing organization, Spartan Racing electric. This division was able to design and manufacture an all electric iteration of the Spartan Racing vehicles for the first time in the organizations history. 

The Legacy