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Sports Car Club Gives UK Students
Funds for Racecar Project

By Ralph Derickson

 

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The Sports Car Club earned the money conducting three autocross events at UK's Commonwealth Stadium parking lot this past summer, said Ben Carr, UK vice president for campus and auxiliary services. The club plans to conduct four events over five days in 2003.

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Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2002) -- The Central Kentucky Region Sports Car Club of America has donated $1,740 to the University of Kentucky Student Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers to help build a racecar used in student competition.

The Sports Car Club earned the money conducting three autocross events at UK's Commonwealth Stadium parking lot this past summer, said Ben Carr, UK vice president for campus and auxiliary services. The club plans to conduct four events over five days in 2003.

The check was presented by the car club's autocross organizers George Schweikle and Lee Bohon to engineering students Curtis Smith, Glasgow; Justin Haines, Glasgow; Nick Lewis Jr., Crestwood; and Thomas Raya-Guffin of Lexington.

The UK student engineers raced in a Formula SAE racecar competition in Detroit, Mich., this year against other universities, but finished well back in the field when a fuel filter on the UK-built car became clogged.

The students anticipate holding many fund-raising events to finance their next racecar.


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