Power Racing Series at OSML
Form your team and join the race!
Team Hosting Questions
How do I form a team?
Find some friends that can commit to being part of a team throughout the build season and the race event. Pick a team name and register for free at Power Racing Series.
PRS requires a minimum of three team members. For teams hosted at OSML, teams should have four to six members to complete the training, building and racing. OSML-hosted team members must be at least 16 years old (drivers in PRS are required to have a driver's license).
How does team hosting work at OSML?
PRS teams will have full access to our makerspace - tools, workspace, introductory classes, and most importantly - other makers. This includes mentoring from experts that can help you with everything from design to fabrication, and marketing your team.
You can fundraise for your team through our Indiegogo OnDemand crowdfunding campaign. Get your friends, family and colleagues to support your team, and you can cover the cost of lab membership, parts and materials. Based on your team's available funding, OSML can order your parts and materials, receive shipments, and store them for your team. We can usually get a better price through our suppliers, but if you have a better source, we can get it for you.
What kind of experience is required? Do I have to be into car racing?
You don't need any previous experience in racing. We'll provide mentoring to help you along the way, and some introductory classes to get you started with most of our equipment. You do need to have some basic experience with tools, and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
How much does it cost?
Lab membership is $500 per team for the entire build season (May - September). For a team of five, that's $20 per month per person for full access to the makerspace and all of the tools and equipment.
Teams are limited to spending no more than $500 on their car (excluding batteries, team operations, and safety equipment). You will need to stock your pit at the race with extra batteries, tools, parts, and repair materials. The more you have (within limits...), the better prepared you'll be.
How do teams raise money through Indiegogo?
We've done all the prep work for you. With our Indiegogo OnDemand campaign, we'll create "percs" (contribution items) that are specific for each hosted team. All you have to do is share out the web link to all your friends, family and colleagues and ask/harass them to fund you in this wild and crazy skill-building challenge! (Skip the sweater for your birthday gift - learn how to weld instead!).
Each team will have their own budget, based on how much fund raising they do and how much they spend. The first $500 raised covers the team lab membership, the rest goes towards parts and materials. OSML will source, purchase, receive and store your parts and materials for your team.
WIIFM (What's In It For Me)?
Glory! A chance to be a part of history - the first Power Racing Series event in San Diego!
For students, you'll have some great hands-on experience to include on your resume or school applications,