UNOH to Race Five Modified Cars at DirtCar Nationals in Florida

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

The University of Northwestern Ohio, the nation’s leader in High Performance Motorsports education will once again make a grand entrance into the Daytona and Volusia 2017 Speedweeks in Florida.  

At Volusia Speedway from February 14th to 25th, UNOH will be fielding 4 cars driven by 4 different drivers and crewed by 32 UNOH Motorsports Team students.  The University built modified cars will be driven by Jared Spaulding from Troy, Pennsylvania (#01 car), Paul “Will” Norris from Bells, Tennessee (#00 car), Blake Spaulding from Hartford, Michigan (#1 car) and Shayne Meadows from Deerfield, Ohio (#71 car), all UNOH High Performance students.   The fifth car running UNOH colors will have Kenny Wallace behind the wheel.    

Because of UNOH’s involvement as the “Official Educational Provider” of ARCA and the “Official Educational Partner” of Daytona International Speedway, the University will have an additional 29 UNOH High Performance Motorsports student interns working with ARCA teams during the ARCA Lucas Oil 200 race on February 18th. Students are assigned to teams at the beginning of the year at Daytona International Speedway and will work for the same team the entire season. This unique arrangement with ARCA and the teams allow students to participate at this high level of competition throughout the race season.  The partnership also provides students the necessary experience needed to secure jobs in their chosen career paths.

According to UNOH President, Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, “The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to continue to send our student athletic motorsports teams to Volusia Speedway to compete against the best UMP Modified drivers in the country.  Our students build, crew, and drive these cars and the experience they gain at Volusia is invaluable to their careers. The University has educated students from all 50 states and 49 countries, and in the last few years we have had an influx of students interested in our High Performance Motorsports Programs from the southern part of the United States, namely Florida.  Having a presence in Daytona and Volusia will give these interested students an opportunity to see what their future could hold for them.” 

Category: Campus & Community, Applied Technologies, Athletics

Keywords: Motorsports, Daytona

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Last updated: 10/13/2017