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The History of Spartan Racing


SR-0, The First Racer



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. 

SR-1 won Rookie of the Year.




The Spartan Racing team has been able to maintain a competitive stance in the Formula Competitions, placing first in the 2015 FSAE Competition with the iteration, SR-7.

Spartan Racing Electric

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. 




During the 2021 Pandemic, Spartan Racing Electric was able to make history by manufacturing the first ever running SRE race car to compete in the FSAE Competition, SRE-5. SRE-5 was able to compete in the Michigan FSAE Competition and was able to place 1st place in Endurance and 2nd place Overall.


Memento Mori

Since the founding in 2008, with over a decade of podium finishes and trophies, we retire our internal combustion platform with SR-13 as our last. Our Honda F4i and Triumph 675 platforms have left us a wealth of knowledge for combustion cars, but as we look forward to a greener future to align with industry trends, we are excited to now fully operate our electric platform. 


SR-0, The First Spartan Racer

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




Spartan Racing Electric continues on today, designing, building, testing, and competing in the international Formula SAE Competitions. 


With all the overwhelming support from San Jose State University, our sponsors, families and friends, we thank all of you for this amazing experience.

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