Burning Rubber: Kennesaw State to Host Formula South Invitational


Annual event attracts top engineering schools

MARIETTA, Ga. (Mar 4, 2019) — Kennesaw State University’s Motorsports Formula SAE team will host its seventh annual Formula South Invitational on March 9, bringing together student Formula SAE teams from around the Southeast and beyond to showcase their competition race cars.


Formula SAE student teams from Kennesaw State, University of South Florida, University of Florida, Michigan State University, Mississippi State University and Clemson University.


Student competition teams will display their cars and compete in various events, such as an endurance race, autocross race, skid pad and acceleration. Each car is built entirely by Formula SAE student teams. The event is free and open to the public.

Since 2012, the KSU Motorsports Formula SAE student team in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has hosted this annual invitational in remembrance of former professor, Robert Glenn Allen, who supported the team over the years.


Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. The event will take place in parking lots P28a and P28b located on the west side of campus on Polytechnic Lane. Parking available in the West Parking Deck.

– Travis Highfield

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.