Major Youth Initiative to Be Unveiled at Auto Club Speedway Math & Science Day

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (March 16, 2011) -  When class is called to order at Auto Club Speedway on Friday, March 25, President Gillian Zucker and a “special guest” will announce yet another major youth initiative for kids visiting the Speedway next year.

The major project will debut during the Auto Club 400 race weekend in 2012. 

Following the announcement, Auto Club Speedway, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and several educational partners including state and local colleges are offering over 500 middle students from local Inland Empire schools the opportunity to spend the day learning about the applications of math and science in racing by listening to guest speakers and participating in activities and demonstrations.  The event begins at 9 a.m.

Speakers will include Gillian Zucker, president of Auto Club Speedway, Dr. Beth Higbee, Assistant Superintendent, Education Support Services, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Rutledge Wood from the Speed Channel.

In addition to speakers, students will observe and participate in a series of activities demonstrating how math and science concepts are used in the sport of racing.  The demonstrations will include learning about Force-Height, Friction-Speed, Mass Velocity and Friction-Distance.

To end their day at Auto Club Speedway, the students will see math and science concepts in action by attending the practice sessions for the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Royal Purple 300 NNS race.

Educational partners teaming up with Auto Club Speedway include: Alliance for Education; Ontario-Montclair School District; San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools; The Alpha Center; and University of California, Riverside.

 

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About Auto Club Speedway
Look for some amazing racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 400 on March 27.  After October’s NSCS race, drivers, media and spectators proclaimed that race as possibly the best ever at Auto Club Speedway- five-wide racing at over 200 mph on the NASCAR circuit! 

Free parking, unbelievable menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone. 

Auto Club 400 tickets start at $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under.  And don’t forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission on Friday and Saturday.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.

 

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