About CUBRT.

Who is Buffs Racing?

Founded in 2016, the CU Boulder Racing Team is an organization focused on various road racing competitions. Our goals are building a car to compete in the intercollegiate competition known as Formula SAE, and building endurance race cars to compete in the ChampCar Endurance Series. Our club welcomes everyone, with or without racing experience. The only thing we desire from our members is willingness to learn and enthusiasm for racing.


Want to Get Involved?

Are you a student at the University of Colorado Boulder? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced and supportive team environment? Do you enjoy designing and driving cars that reach speeds upwards of 150mph? If any of these sound like you, then the CU Boulder Racing Team is for you!

Buffs Racing is unofficially the fastest college sports team in Colorado (sorry HyperLoop). Our tightly knit group of over 150 members ranges from freshman to graduate students in all majors and colleges. We work together to design, build, test, and compete in multiple racing categories including the ChampCar Endurance Series and the prestigous global student design competition known as Formula SAE.

We are always looking for passionate and hard-working members to design and drive our cars. If you feel you have what it takes to join the fastest moving club on campus, please send an email to buffsracing@colorado.edu.

Buffs Racing Leadership Team


All of our leadership positions are selected through an application and interview process by current board members. Each position is open to all CU Boulder Racing Team members and may be applied for at any point during the season. Do you feel you would be a good fit for a currently open position or feel there should be a position we do not have? Feel free to send a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Team Officers

Kayla Ployhar

Formula SAE Officer

Jackson Gunhus

Business Officer

Hunter McRobie

Endurance Officer

Josh Hansen

Team President

Formula SAE Leadership

Kayla Ployhar

Chief Engineer

Edwin Clark-Silva

Chief Operations Manager

Gregory Sinnott

Manufacturing Engineer

James Wright

Aero Advisor

To Be Determined

Electronics Lead

Jack Ryan

Aerodynamics Lead

Carson Malpass

Chassis Lead

Jakob Esterkyn

Composites Lead

Quinn Thielmann

Chassis Lead

Tyler L’Hotta

Asst. Powertrain Lead

Liam Rehrig

Powertrain Lead

Logan Blankinship

Asst. Aerodynamics Lead

Endurance Leadership

Robert Forstbauer

To Be Determined

Shop Manager

To Be Determined

Travel Coordinator

Jack Baker

Chief Outreach Director

Navan Chauhan


Ryan McKiel

Head Mechanic