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CSUN Formula SAE 2023-24

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
32 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 01, at 12:00 PM PDT
Project Owners

Matador Motorsports

Who We Are

We are Matador MotorsportsCSUN's Formula SAE team, we design, build, and race a single seater formula-style race car against 100+ universities from around the world since 1988. Formula SAE is a collegiate design series created to prepare students for future employment as engineers. Here at CSUN, it is a capstone project for Mechanical Engineering majors. Students act as an engineering company designing, fabricating, testing, and competing a prototype vehicle. This in-depth and hands-on educational program develops the 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. We attract the most hardworking, motivated, and results-oriented engineering students produced by CSUN. This is all thanks to donations from people like you, that we are able to build our car every year.

We competed at Michigan International Speedway against 120 other schools in May 2023. Our team placed 15th overall! Matador Motorsports has performed competitively throughout its history: 5th place overall in 2021, 7th in 2007 and 2017, and 6th in the 2018 Design Competition. Matador Motorsports is filled with passionate and driven individuals, all with the goal of making it to competition. We would not be able to do this project without the support of our friends, family, alumni, and dear sponsors. Our achievements in this year's competition have laid a strong foundation for our team to continue being successful. 

Where Your Donations Will Go

Our goal of $30,000 will help us complete our car, we broke it down to show where your money will go. 

Chassis Manufacturing

To manufacture our chassis precisely we need precisely cut tubes and jigs to weld. A strong, lightweight, and rigid chassis is the starting point of a successful race car!

Parts Manufacturing

We utilize our HAAS CNC machines to create a majority of our parts in house! With your contributions, we will be able to buy the needed stock to continue manufacturing our precise parts for our race car.

The resources necessary to design, manufacture, tune, and train to be competitive are immense. 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(c)(3) non-profit organization, making any and all cash or in-kind sponsorships charitable donations. With this in mind, we humbly ask your consideration of the sponsorship opportunities. 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.

For contributions through check, 

Please make checks payable to

“California State University, Northridge Foundation” or “CSUN Foundation”

Please note in the memo to designate this gift to:

“Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Vehicle Fund – Formula (A7311)”

Checks should be sent to:

California State University, Northridge Foundation

18111 Nordhoff Avenue – University Hall 110

Northridge, CA 91330-8296

If you reside outside of the United States, and you would like to support our project, please donate using this link: 

Without the continuous support of our community and alumni, this program wouldn't have been able to continuously produce highly sought after engineers for over 30 years. Thank you sincerely for your time and consideration.

For any questions or concerns, reach out to us at Check our website at and follow us on Instagram @csunfsae.

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Any contribution is appreciated and plays a significant role in supporting our team's mission! Become a valued supporter of CSUN Formula SAE. Your contribution helps us cover essential expenses to keep our team running smoothly. Thank you for being part of our journey! Make it in honor of your favorite sub team!



Your support helps us refine our designs and push the boundaries of performance. By fueling our ambition, you directly contribute to our success on the track and inspire us to reach new heights.



With this donation you enable us to invest in advanced manufacturing techniques and further develop our engineering skills. Your contribution plays a vital role in accelerating our progress and pushes us closer to victory.



Your generosity empowers us to explore innovative solutions, improve vehicle dynamics, and enhance our overall performance. By investing in our success, you help us stand out among our competitors.



Your extraordinary support allows us to conduct groundbreaking research, upgrade critical systems, and showcase out expertise at competition. By accelerating our progress with this significant contribution, you become an integral part of our journey to becoming champions.



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