UNOH to Race Eight Modified Cars at DirtCar Nationals in Florida

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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 2016 Speedweeks in Florida.  

At Volusia Speedway UNOH will be fielding 8 cars driven by 8 different drivers and crewed by 35 UNOH Motorsports Team students.  Four of the University built modified cars will be driven by Joel Ortberg from Sardinia, Ohio (#71 car), Paul “Will” Norris from Bells Tennessee (#00 car), Andrew Galgoci from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (#1 car), and Jared Spalding from Troy, Pennsylvania (#01 car), all UNOH High Performance students.   The other cars running UNOH colors will have Kenny Schrader, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, and 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 34 UNOH High Performance Motorsports student interns working with ARCA teams during the ARCA Lucas Oil 200 race on February 13th. 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 during the year.  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 36 foreign countries, and in the last few years we have had an influx of students interested in our High Performance Motorsports Programs from the state of Florida.  Having a presence in Daytona and Volusia will give these interested students an opportunity to see where their future could lead them.” 

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