Baja SAE is a series of annual competitions that challenge teams from across the world to design, build, and race off road cars. Every car must have the same specification engine. As of 2014 the engine has been an unmodified Briggs & Stratton Intek 20 with a power output of approximately 10 hp.
There are two parts to each competition, each with their own series of events known as the static and dynamic events.
The events award the team points towards a grand total, the team with the greatest total wins the competition overall.
Some events, such as tech inspection, award no points but are required in order to proceed to other events for safety reasons.
*Description from 2017 Baja SAE Rulebook