Driveline

The driveline team is responsible for getting power from the engine to the wheels. The purpose of an efficient driveline is to get the maximum amount of power the engine can product to the racing surface. The team deals with the engine, Constant Velocity Transmission (CVT), constant velocity joints or u-joints, bearing carriers and hubs. The challenge of the driveline team is to figure out the optimal engine RPM range, final drive ratio based on track conditions, proper tuning of the CVT, and designing the components to have adequate strength while maintaining minimum weight. Driveline failures are quite common in competition. While most failures can be fixed in the pits, this takes up valuable time.

 

 

Driveline Lead

David Mignardot

dmignard@nmsu.edu