Friday, April 9, 2010
As part of a special topics course at the College this spring, led by JSRCC Automotive Program Head Kelly Schwendeman, students had been learning about the complexities of motor sports cars. In addition to having the Porsche outfitted with the Reynolds logo and colors during the race, several automotive students toured the Synergy Racing shop and receive a hands-on look at the Reynolds Porsche. During a road test prior to the race, students were invited onto the track and met well-known Porsche driver, David Murry.
The Reynolds Porsche incurred mechanical difficulties throughout the day and finished 18th in the 19-car Bosch Race. Yet students felt the challenges that Synergy faced to keep the car on the track were among the best learning opportunities the entire experience could offer.
"Five people can work as one person, all seamlessly," says one student. "[Someone needs] a tool and it's already on its way."
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Posted by J. Sargeant Reynolds at 6:16 AM