About Us

Grizzlies Racing is a student organization at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Our organization is a diverse group of students from various majors and backgrounds who share a passion for motorsports and experiential learning opportunities. We aim to provide our members with a meaningful experience to prepare them for the professional workforce. As competitors in the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series, we are responsible for designing and building a Formula 1 style race car. 

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Meet the Team

Hanna Rau, 2021 Team President

Industrial Systems Engineering Major

2020 team Secretary

2021 Team President

GRX9 Project Manager

David Ingermann, Head of Business & Marketing

General Management Major

2020, 2021 Head of Business and Marketing/VP

Sponsor Outreach & Relations

Business Plan Presenter

Web Designer

Spencer Warthman, Secretary  & Treasurer 

Operations Management Major

2021 Secretary

2021 Treasurer

Noah Kachadurian, Chassis Director

Mechanical Engineering Major

GRX8, GRX9, and GR20 Drivetrain Lead

2021 Chassis Director

Jude Ashwin Wilson, Powertrain Director

Matt Hait, Electrical Systems Director

Electrical Engineering Major

GRX8, GRX9, and GR20 Electrical

Data Acquisition


Mechanical Engineering Major

GRX8 & 9 Chassis, GR20 Exhaust

2021 Powertrain Director

Jake Sippl, Crew Chief

Operations Management Major

Chassis Systems

Vehicle Assembly & Maintenance

Mechanical Engineering Major

2020 Powertrain Director

GRX8 & GRX9 Powertrain

Gabe Carnes, Aerodynamics Lead

Mechanical Engineering Major

GRX8, GRX9 and GR20 Aerodynamics

Matt McAuliffe, Powertrain Director

EE Major

GR20 Electrical

Owen Ross, Ergonomics

Mechanical Engineering Major

GRX9 Drivetrain

GR20/21 Ergonomics

Hayden Gibor, Cooling

Mechanical Engineering Major

GRX9 and GR20 Cooling

Kenzie King, Programming & Composites

Computer Science Major

GR20 Composites

GR20 Programming

Future Vehicle Development

Nick Zimmerman, Drivetrain

Mechanical Engineering Major

Josh Mitchell, Technician

General Business Major

GRX9 Composites

Vehicle Assembly & Maintenance

Bella Lane, Composites

Criminal Justice Major

GRX8, GRX9, and GR20 Composites

Alec Schryer

Trevor Sutton, Pneumatic Shifitng

Mechanical Engineering Major

Pneumatic Shifting

Jayven Phillips, Electrical

Mechanical Engineering Major

Grant Benedettini, Powertrain

Mechanical Engineering Major

Melanie Keithly, General Member

Mechanical Engineering

General member

Mechanical Engineering Major

Ryan Robinson, Electrical

Contact Us

Meeting Hours



6pm - 10pm

11am - 5pm

Interested in Joining?

We accept students from all majors and years!

Contact Info





Oakland University Engineering Center

115 Library Dr.

Rochester Hills,

Michigan 48327

Want to help support the team?

Without your generosity, we would not be able to do what we do! 

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