23 Mar Exclusive Tour at Miller Motorsports Park
While the Seniors are hard at work fabricating this year’s car and feeling the pressure of looming deadlines, the Juniors took a break from a busy semester to take advantage of a unique opportunity and get an in-depth tour of one of Utah’s premier racing garage’s, RaceCo, located on-site at Miller Motorsports Park.
RaceCo has a highly skilled staff who have done everything from karting to racing in the 24 Hours of LeMans. They run a huge, fully-faceted shop, and were gracious enough to give a detailed tour of the entire facilities and share tidbits of their vast knowledge and experience living and breathing motorsports. Along with an on-site machine shop over a dozen service bays, the folks at RaceCo maintain racing and high-performance street and track cars, provide pit-crew services including race engineers, perform data collection and telemetry as well as driver coaching and other services. In fact, during our visit, members of the team were on track at the 12 Hours of Sebring!
On site during the visit were several ProMazda cars (formerly StarMazda), an Indy car from 2002, a twin-turbo Viper and a heavily modified Nissan GTR, not to mention a beautiful, historic Brabham Formula 1 car (pictured above). The opportunity to crawl around and inspect these cars, covers off, was a remarkable experience and will benefit the team immensely as we continue to advance the Formula programs on campus. To top it off, the day ended with some team members running hot laps in a track built WRX with others being offered the opportunity to be invited back and help support race weekends this summer working in the pits. What a day!
Special thanks from all of Utes Motorsports to Cole Powelson and the crew for their hospitality!
Visit http://race-co.com/ to learn more about this incredible company.