June 27, 2013 - 8:53am
The members of Formula SAE overcome setbacks, work to complete their car in time for local competition.

Nick Bruno leans back on the desk behind him, ready to address his fellow group members. Bruno, vice president of Syracuse University's Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Race Team, is outlining the road ahead as the group prepares to finish the racecar it’s building for competition.

“We should make a new frame,” Bruno says, which draws some laughter from the group. Later, he asks for a list of suggestions, which reads, “New frame, new frame, new frame,” before someone else finally asks, “Do you think we need a new frame?”

February 25, 2011 - 5:17pm
Syracuse University's Winter Carnival events keep students entertained despite the harsh weather. Friday's event: a Human Dog Sled Race.

More than 15 Syracuse University students ventured into the cold and snow Friday afternoon to participate in the Human Dog Sled Race, one of this year’s Winter Carnival events.

Three teams—Delta Sigma Pi, the co-ed business fraternity, “Snowy Girls,” a team of five girls, and the Syracuse University Student Association—competed in the event.

Two race courses marked by orange flags lined Walnut Park. All of the participants arrived laughing and smiling despite the harsh winds and snow.

July 23, 2009 - 2:14pm
Every winter the Central New York Ice Racing Association takes to the lakes for some sideways speed.

To the uninitiated, simply driving a car on a lake--never mind racing--is an exercise in the willful suspension of disbelief.

On a January day, the temperature on Lake Honeoye was in the teens, and there was a stiff breeze coming off the lake. The ice measured 11 inches average thickness, one inch below the 12 inches required for an official event.   But several members of the Central New York Ice Racing Association members decided to take their chances and show up at the usual time to turn some laps.