ASA Student Educational Series Sees Growth in 2011

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A program that started as a pilot program at Madison International Speedway in 2008, the ASA-Student Educational Series will grow in 2011 to offer students from Ohio Technical College, a motorsports school, the opportunity to extend their education outside of the classroom and earn a motorsports scholarship.

Ohio Technical College came into the program as a partner in the series, which is licensed by the American Speed Association, in 2010. Participants must first be enrolled at Ohio Technical College to be a part of the ASA-Student Educational Series.

ASA-Student Educational Series

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Students that take part in the ASA-Student Educational Series are given the opportunity to earn points based on their participation in racing activities that determine the value of scholarships that are applied to their motorsports education at Ohio Technical College. A total of $135,000 in motorsports scholarships have been distributed.

In order to participate in the program and earn scholarships, students work with race teams during the summer as they compete weekly at participating ASA member tracks. They complete a log book of their hours, activities and responsibilities, and complete an essay assignment at the beginning and end of the summer detailing their experience, what they expect to learn,  the results of their training and how they will apply it to their motorsports engineering and automotive education.

Students apply the scholarships earned as a result of their summer experiences to programs at Ohio Technical College, including Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision, Restoration, PowerSports, Manufacturing, and Welding.

The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is now a fast growing racing sanctioning body. The ASA Member Track program is comprised of asphalt and dirt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. ASA-Student Educational Series expects to see growth in the number of ASA Member Tracks offering programs, as well as the number of student participants.


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