TV show gets glimpse into 'Baja world'

Published 05.14.2024

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Bradley M. Webb (right), Penn College's dean of engineering technologies, sits down with "PA live!" co-hosts Chris Bohinski and Rachel Malak during his visit to WBRE's Wilkes-Barre studios on Tuesday.

Getting comfortable on WBRE's "PA live!" interview couch, Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology, shares the scoop on Baja SAE Williamsport, starting later this week and rolling through the weekend. 

In a lively conversation with "PA live!" co-hosts Chris Bohinski and Rachel Malak, Webb gives an informative glimpse into the international competition and how the public can get involved. The nearly five-minute segment can be viewed here.

"It is open and free to the public, so on Saturday and Sunday, we would love folks to come out and see these events," Webb said. He recommends parking at the college's Schneebeli Earth Science Center (across from White Deer Golf Course off of Rt. 15) and being shuttled to the nearby competition site by bus. (The center's address is 302 Allenwood Camp Lane, Montgomery. It is located about 10 miles south of Penn College’s main campus.)

Spectators can view the various competition tests: Acceleration, hill climb, maneuverability, and suspension and traction will be completed on Saturday, May 18, with the four-hour endurance race starting at 9:30 a.m. the following day.

Webb explains the months-long endeavor to prepare for the event, attracting 100 teams from the U.S., Canada and Brazil. From designing and building an off-road vehicle piece-by-piece to creating the test track at the college's Heavy Construction Equipment Operations Site in Brady Township, the college, its students and industry partners have worked intensely to host this popular engineering challenge. 

(And be sure to catch the interview's fun comparison to the Kentucky Derby!)