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Matador Motorsports

Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
31 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Matador Motorsports 2021-2022

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.

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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.

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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.

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This donation will be used to purchase titanium fasteners and components to make our vehicles lighter. Which will increase overall performance and fuel efficiency.



Support our car with a small donation that will be used in the annual maintenance fees to keep our high performance formula race cars running in tip top shape.



Fill our car up with high grade racing fuel so we can test for competition. We test to determine flaws and to root out problems in our crucial systems. Practice makes perfect and in order to have a winning car we need to have as much drive time as possible.


Battery Packs

Help us by buying a battery pack for our new electric vehicle, the battery will be the fuel for this car and is one of the most important components for these vehicles.



Help our team with this donation to enable us to purchase and mount a tire on our car for testing and competition.


Friend of Formula SAE

Official sponsorship status on our website and social media posts. Upon completion donors will receive a unique personalized thank you letter signed by every team member and a final photo of our cars and team at competition.



Tune our engines for peak performance, this engine dyno testing and data acquisition.


Bronze Sponsor Package

Small decal of logo/name on Formula race car, website, and social media posts. Includes all perks below this level.


Silver Sponsor Package

Custom team plaque of appreciation, proudly display proof of your generous donation with this custom hangable plaque. Includes all perks below this level.


Gold Sponsor Package

Medium decal of logo/name on our Formula race car. Includes all perks below this level.



This Donation allows the team to purchase the heart and soul of the internal combustion car. As well as becoming a Silver level Sponsor


Platinum Level Sponsor

Large decal of logo/name on Formula race car, team meet and greet with demonstration of complete Formula race car as well as a one on one immersive in depth car experience. This offer is only available to individuals and/or companies in the Southern California region.

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