Each year, California State University, Northridge’s Formula SAE team – Matador Motorsports – designs, builds, tests, and competitively races a single seat open-wheel race car. This in-depth and hands-on educational program develops knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving abilities of engineering students by enabling them to draw upon their years of education to answer a complex, real-world design, and manufacturing challenge. Matador Motorsports attracts some of the most hardworking, motivated, and results-oriented engineering students educated by CSUN.
This season’s competition will be June 15 to 20, 2022 in Brooklyn, Michigan where we will be up against around 80 other schools. Matador Motorsports has performed competitively throughout the years – 7th overall in 2007 and 2017, 6th in 2018, and an astonishing 5th place overall in 2020. This was due to our vehicle weighing 380 lbs. Our foundation is strong, and we intend to improve our performance dramatically at the competition this year, aiming for a top 3 position overall. Even with COVID-19 plaguing the world, we have managed to adapt to our situation and continue our program here at CSUN this year.
The resources necessary to design, manufacture, tune, and train to be competitive are immense. We have estimated that a total budget of $140,000 is required to create both an internal combustion and an electric vehicle with the compatibility to place in the top 3 at Michigan. While the university graciously provides $24,000 to the team, that leaves Matador Motorsports with a substantial $116,000 to raise.
We hope to partner with you in this endeavor as your investment will contribute to maintaining an educational program of the highest quality. Additionally, this program is run through the CSUN Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization, making any cash or in-kind sponsorship a charitable donation. With this in mind, we humbly ask your consideration of the sponsorship opportunities presented on the following page. If you would like to discuss a custom sponsorship arrangement, please do not hesitate to reach out as we would be excited to discuss any possibility
Thank you sincerely for your time and consideration.