SIUE Formula SAE

To learn more about Gateway Rush, hosted Saturday April 10 Please visit:

Thank you to Mizzou, SIU Carbondale, Wash U and Formula SIUE for your participation in the first annual Gateway Rush. Huge thanks to the hard-working volunteers, sponsors and SIUE administrators who helped make Gateway Rush a successful event.

 About Gateway Rush:

Gateway Rush is the first-ever Formula SAE event held on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. Formula SIUE is hosting the event and inviting local colleges for a friendly competition. Gateway Rush provides the opportunity for Midwest universities to test their uniquely designed vehicles and bring competitors together one month prior to the national competition.

Schools expected to participate include the SIUE Formula SAE Team, SIU Carbondale, Washington University in St. Louis, Mizzou and Iowa State University.

Gateway Rush will feature four separate races including acceleration, skid-pad, auto-cross and endurance. For descriptions and clips demonstrating these races, please view the bottom of this page.

In addition, the Illinois Army National Guard and SIUE ROTC are displaying Humvees providing entertainment and music for the duration of the event. Food will be available for purchase. Beverages are free while supplies last.

On April 7, Formula SIUE presented their car on FOX 2 with Tim Ezell to promote Gateway Rush. Formula SIUE showcased thier car at Tri-City Speedway's season opener on April 2. The team has also presented Gateway Rush on WSMI and WBGZ radio networks.  

Admission for the race is free for faculty, students and children under 12. Adults will be charged $2 upon entry. Food and beverage will be available at Gateway Rush, no outside food or beverage will be admitted. SIUE is a dry campus, no alcohol will be permitted. Smoking is also prohibited.

Special thanks to Highway Technologies, Keeley & Sons, SIUE Parking Services, Illinois Army National Guard, Kathie Opel (Taste of Edwardsville), Alpha Sigma Tau, SIUE ROTC and the SIUE Police Department.

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Maps & Directions

The races will take place in parking lots P8 and P9 on the campus of SIUe.Parking will be availible in parking lots P6 and P7. Signs will be posted throughout campus to help you find the event.

Interactive map of SIUe

 Directions & Transportation

Situated on the bluffs of Madison County, overlooking the scenic Mississippi River bottom land, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is easily accessible from a number of interstate highway systems.

Just 25 minutes from St. Louis, here’s how to access campus from each system:


55From north of campus: Take I-55 South to Illnois 143 West (Exit 23) straight at the light onto Governor's Parkway. Take Governor's Parkway straight to campus.
From south of campus: Take I-55 North to I-255 North (Chicago) to I-270 East. Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.

64From east of campus: Take I-64 West to I-255 North (Chicago). Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.
From west of campus: Take I-64 West to I-255 North (Chicago). Take I-255 to I-270 East (Indianapolis). Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.

70From east of campus: Take I-70 to I-270 West. Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.
From west of campus: Take I-70 to I-270 East into Illinois. If you are crossing into Illinois on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, take I-255 North (Chicago) to I-270 East at Illinois 157 North exit. Use the I-270 directions below for the final directions to campus.


70From I-270: Take the Illinois 157 North exit. Once you're on Illinois 157 North, going straight at the stop light (instead of following 157 to the right) will bring you straight to the campus core. Pay parking is available in Visitor Lot B.

Persons with disabilities may park in the disability parking spots in Visitor B on our campus core map PDF.



The acceleration event evaluates the car’s acceleration in a straight line on flat pavement.

Skid Pad

The objective of the skid-pad event is to measure the car’s cornering ability on a flat surface while
making a constant-radius turn.

Autocross & Endurance

The objective of the autocross and endurance event is to evaluate the car's maneuverability and handling qualities on a tight course without the hindrance of competing cars. The autocross course will combine the performance features of acceleration, braking, and cornering into one event.

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