After four years of excellent results, the pressure was high for the fifth team. Having one of the smallest engineering team in the history of HPT, the team still managed to come up with an excellent design. With lots of aerospace engineering students in the team, the aerodynamics of the VeloX 5 were made less risky than the year before, and looked very promising. This was also the first year vacuum infusion techniques were used in production. However, when the team got to Battle Mountain, there was one very big problem: it was extremely difficult to keep the bike stable. Because of this, the VeloX 5 crashed during the record attempt. Since safety of our athletes is a top priority, the team decided to resign.