Islander grad races to success
February 8, 2012 · 1:35 PM
Bryant Idzik, a 2008 Mercer Island High School graduate, was selected captain of the renowned Western Washington University Formula SAE Team for the 2011-2012 season. WWU’s Formula SAE Team researches the performance and efficiency of formula-racing vehicles. They are in the midst of designing, fabricating and testing a custom formula racing car from scratch that will ultimately participate in an annual international competition held in Detroit, Michigan, this spring.
Bryant is a fourth-year engineering WWU undergraduate who has remained very active in the University’s Vehicle Research Institute. In addition to his duties on the Formula SAE Team, Bryant has previously been involved with WWU’s Baja SAE Off-Road Racing Team and he was a member of Bellevue’s very own Miss Bobby Wolford Hydroplane Racing Team. WWU’s 2010 Formula SAE Team placed 11th out of over 140 entrants in competition two years ago. They were the top-rated Formula SAE team in the world comprised solely of undergraduate students. Their 2010 Baja SAE Team placed 12th nationally, among over 85 entrants, and his hydroplane team won its ULHRA class during the 2010 and 2011 Seattle Seafair.