Dartmouth Formula Racing

DFR Machines

2014 : Shona

2013 : Paula

2012 : Ellie

2011 : Ella

2010 : Penny

2009 : Georgia

2008 : Julie

2008 : Molly

2007 : Sandi

2007 : Tina

2006 : Candi

2006 : El-Myra

2005 : Vicki

2004 : Roxy

2003 : Myra

2002 : Libby

2001 : Stab

2000 : FSAE

1999 : JIT II

1998 : JIT

1997 : Hatch

1996 : Grandma

2006 : Candi

Building off a year of significant advances in weight reductions with Vicki, the 2006 DFR team shifted focus to the powertrain for major development efforts. The team decided to modify the powertrain to include a turbocharger and to run on ethanol instead of 93 Octane petrol, the previous fuel of choice. Through extensive dynomometer testing in the Thayer school labs and on track tuning with the help of Sponsor Charlie Nearburg and his team in Dallas Texas, this new powertrain was super reliable and produced more than 50% more torque than previous DFR cars.



Unfortunately, a catastrophic failure in a rear spindle led to a DNF in the Endurance race at FSAE Detroit, taking the team out of the running for the top 10 overall at that event. However, the strong powertrain, well tuned suspension, and solid design platform characteristic of DFR cars led to some performance highlights: 7th place in design, and 4th Place in Skid-pad at FSAE Detroit, and 7th place overall at Formula Student in England. After the race season was completed, a large number of students on the team attended OptimumG, an intense 3-day seminar on vehicle dynamics and racecar design led by the renowned Claude Rouelle, in hopes of developing the team’s knowledge-base for success in the years to come.



In 2010, Candi was displayed on the stage at TEDxDartmouth!