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Local students prepare for Indianapolis Motor Speedway

High school and college students put their skills to the test at the Purdue Grand Prix track, Saturday.

Posted: May 5, 2018 3:01 PM
Updated: May 6, 2018 12:00 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — High school and college students put their skills to the test at the Purdue Grand Prix track, Saturday. They are preparing to race their cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 15. 

The world final series at IMS, has both a collegiate and high school competition.

Saturday the teams had a test and tune session where they worked out any kinks before the big race.

Director of Motor Sports at Purdue University, Danny White said it's a cool opportunity for both high school and college students.

"It is really by design to watch them work and interact together and to bring high school students up here to experience this track and experience the university and realize this is something they can do," said White. 

He said it is also an academic event. 

"It teaches the students all about alternative transportation, especially electric transportation," said White. 

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