Otsego Middle School students got to see the variety of STEAM career fields that go into the sport of racing at a special Blazing Trails event at the US 131 Motorsports Park. This event featured everyone from those who paint the cars to those who drive the cars, those who build them and everyone in between. There were different stations set up for students to learn the different aspects of the sports.
The different stations were:
Business/Financing a Race Team
Marketing a Race Team
The Arts - automotive bodywork and painting
Engineering to learn about the design software
Fabrication of jet racing (specialized tools, raw materials, skills set.)
Propulsion - how jet engines work
Human factors - how to develop a safe and effective driver’s compartment
Students got a few freebies and collected autographs. They were also able to see the jet engine cars in action as a few of them took trial runs ahead of that night’s race. The kids even got to meet one of the top racers in the field, Elaine Larsen.
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