SCHOOL'S IN FOR THE SUMMER
Jul 25, 2009
Author: Bobby Martin
The Parkertech team won't only be going to school at Columbus this weekend;
we'll also be traveling to visit two major automotive colleges.
As we said in our last installment, this is a big weekend for the Parkertech
gang. We need to produce some points to keep us in the game for the D3 Championship. We still haven't lost sight of that Top Ten national finish
either. First round of qualifying is Friday at 4. We run more qualifying on Saturday at 1 and 5. Final eliminations begin Sunday at high noon. But we have some big assignments the week following the race as well.
On Sunday night, right after the race, Papa Dan and I will head to Terre Haute Indiana, the home of Indiana State University. They have a major automotive program there, including their own Super Comp dragster. On Tuesday, July, 28th, it's Showtime with Parkertech. In the morning I'll be doing - believe it or not - a seminar on driving a drag race car. Later in the day, Frank and Dan will fire up the Parkertech/Lane Automotive Dodge with none other than the President of the college behind the wheel! The real treat, though, will be a question and answer session with Frank and Dan. This will be a great opportunity for young tuners to learn from two of the best. Frank isn't scheduled to arrive at ISU until late Monday night. So rumor has it that Papa Dan "hisself" may be speaking to the students on Monday. I know I don't want to miss it.
From Indiana it's straight to Mahwah, New Jersey, where many of the main offices for the Lincoln Group of Automotive Schools are located. I'll be there on Thursday, July 28th, with the CAP CHARGER in tow. There will be two sessions with the car displayed right in the auto shop. One at 8am, and one at 6pm. I've known many of the people from Lincoln Tech for years, seeing them at many automotive education events and I'm thrilled to appear at their National Open House.
To say the least, there's a lot coming up in the next week. If I don't see you in Columbus, at ISU, or at Lincoln Tech, check back here to see how it all went down.