University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Team – winner of Gage Products’ award for best overall fuel economy and third place winner overall.

As a proud sponsor of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, we are excited to announce the winners of the event, which proved to be a huge success.  Gage Products’ award for best overall fuel economy went to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, who was also the third place winner overall.  First place went to Clarkson University of Potsdam, NY, and second place to Kettering University of Flint, Michigan.  All of the college students who participated in the event, held in Michigan every year since 2002, showed ingenuity and enthusiasm.  As described in our previous blog, the over 200 competitors were challenged to re-engineer existing snowmobiles for improved fuel economy, lower emissions, and reduced noise levels without sacrificing performance, competing in a variety of events rating emissions, noise, fuel economy, endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and various design factors.

“Gage blends the fuels used for our indoor lab emissions tests and all of the other outdoor events,” said Jay Meldrum, lead competition organizer for the Clean Snowmobile Challenge.  “Gage’s expertise and generosity have made this event a huge success.  I do not know how we could do this without their support.”

As a leading supplier of test fuels, paint solvents, and paint-system recycling products, and a pioneer in green practices, it has been our privilege to sponsor and provide the fuel blends for the event, and we congratulate the winners.  We can’t wait to see what they do next year!

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