Hundreds of Students to Take Part in Auto Club Speedway Math & Science Day

FONTANA, Calif. (March 17, 2014) – Over 500 students, representing 11 schools in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, will be on the fast track to learning at a hands-on Math & Science Day on March 21 as part of the Auto Club Speedway’s Auto Club 400 Weekend. The event will be held at the Speedway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT.

Using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, the students will experiment with exercises on distance, rate, time, friction, gas laws, as well as force vs. changes in height throughout the day.

Featured speakers for the event include:

•  Alba Colón, Chevrolet Racing's Program Manager for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2001 and the only top female engineer in the sport
•  Dakota Sun, NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle National Event Champion
•  Gary Thomas, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
•  Gillian Zucker, President, Auto Club Speedway

Participating schools include Vanguard Prep from Apple Valley Unified; Barstow Junior High from Barstow Unified; Big Bear Middle School from Bear Valley Unified; Almeria and Sequoia middle schools from Fontana Unified; Ranchero Middle School from Hesperia Unified; Oaks Middle Schools from Ontario-Montclair; Kolb Middle School from Rialto Unified; Cobalt Institute of Math & Science from Victor Valley Union High; Mesa View Middle School from Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified; and San Gorgonio Middle School from Beaumont Unified.

Math & Science Day at Auto Club Speedway is made possible with the support of Toyota Financial Services, John Elway's Crown Toyota, Toyota Motor Sales, San Bernardino Community College District, King Taco, Alliance for Education; Chaffey College; Ontario-Montclair School District; County Schools’ Regional Occupational Program; and the MESA Program, at the University of California, Riverside.  King Taco will also be rewarding all students participating with a pair of tickets to the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday, March 23.

The Math & Science program is part of Auto Club Speedway’s major youth initiative which provides area youth with a positive and enriching outlook on life inspiring achievement and education in an effort to build future race fans.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in August.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.



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