April 19, 2017
Hands-on experience outside the classroom is great. But getting your hands on a couple of trophies in the process? That's even better.
Students in the motorsports engineering program in the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are getting invaluable experience while competing in a Mazda Miata in Sports Car Club of America racing. Last weekend, the students took the car to Virginia International Raceway and came out with a pair of wins in the F Production class.
"It's fantastic -- fantastic for them, fantastic for the program," said Chris Finch, a lecturer in motorsports engineering who manages the SCCA program. "The satisfaction is seeing all of the students' hard work pay off."