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Tufts Electric Racing's 10th Year of Racing

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
32 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 21, at 02:00 PM EST
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Giving Challenges!

November 25, 2018

This year we are very fortunate to have two giving challenges to help us with our crowdfunding efforts. Thomas Chang-Davidson is one of our team members and his parents, Victoria Chang and Douglas Davidson, are supporting a giving challenge where they will match all donations up to $1,250! Professor Messner, the team's faculty advisor, is issuing his "Messner Challenge" as our second giving challenge! Here are the terms of his challenge:

  • For every donation of $5 or more by a student who is not a team member, I will donate $10, to a maximum of $500.
  • For every donation of $5 or more by a team member, I will donate $15, to a maximum of $600.
  • For every donation of $5 or more by the parent(s) or other family member of a team member (one donation per student), I will donate $15, to a maximum of $600.
  • For every donation by a faculty member of $25 or more, I will donate $50, to a maximum of $500.

With these giving challenges, not only can we reach our goal, we can speed past it! But we will not be able to do so without your help. As you can see, we are looking for small donations, anywhere from $5 to $100. All donations no matter how small add up, especially with the awesome help of our giving challenge supporters. Please donate today!

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Safety Glasses

A $20 gift buys a pair of safety glasses, an essential part of safety in the shop.


Racing Shoes

Racing shoes are part of the driver's required attire at competition.


Racing Suit

$200 will purchase a brand new racing suit which our drivers will wear during competition.


Steering Rack

Accurate and precise steering is critical to our car’s handling and driver safety. Good steering will enable our drivers to maximize the car’s potential in competition.


Two Brake Calipers

New and improved brake calipers will increase the braking force the driver is able to apply to the wheels, enabling us to accelerate harder and safely stop the car when competing and more importantly in case of an emergency.


Transportation to Competition

$1,000 will cover the cost of renting a U-Haul to bring our car and all the necessary tools to competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


Complete Braking System

$2,000 buys all the necessary parts and labor to completely overhaul our braking system, making the car safer, more reliable and more competitive on track.



Our largest expense this year will be the materials and fabrication for our new chassis, which will be sent out and professionally fabricated by an outside company. Our new chassis design will make the car stiffer and safer in a crash and help improve handling and drivability.

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