Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The CHASE-Junior Achievement Grand Prix - Fort Wayne, IN - Aug. 27, 2011

The CHASE-Junior Achievement Grand Prix is a go kart race that supports Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.  Adults will race company sponsored, Indy-Style, go-karts in a full day of racing.

When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 10:00 am till 5:30 pm
Where: Baer Field Speedway, Fort Wayne, IN (Directions)
Cost: Free 

Participants will compete in races throughout the day including various Heat Races that lead up to the Peter’s Body Shop Main Event, where the winner will receive the Scott Brayton Memorial Trophy.

Other competitions during the day will include a Tire Change Competition and, for the first time, a Go-Kart Drag Race.  Throughout the day, teams can win awards for best looking go kart, best dressed pit crew, and best cold pit theme.  Awards are also given to the overall points winner, rookie of the year, and sportsman of the year.

Spectators are welcome to visit the teams in the cold pit area or watch the race unfold from the bleachers. There will also be activities for children including Sweetcakes Entertainment between 1pm and 5pm.

New entries and sponsors to the race are encouraged to get involved. Participants and sponsors receive a variety of advertisements during the event.

JA is rapidly growing and will reach nearly 100,000 students in 25 different counties this year. These students learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. The Grand Prix supports JA and their efforts to reach students of the Northern Indiana area.

For more information about the CHASE-Junior Achievement Grand Prix, please contact events manager Stephen Hilker at (260) 484-2543 or Stephen.hilker@ja.org