Jordan Prather, a student at OCHS, entered and won the Kentrucky Motor Speedway's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Essay Contest. Winning the contest gives Jordan the opportunity to serve as an honorary Pit Crew member on a NCWTS team. S.T.E.M. ESSAY winners will be paired with a designated NCWTS team on July 8 (Tech Day) and July 9 UNOH225 raceday.
His experience as a pit crew member will include:
o Meet the crew members / team engineers /crew chief / driver
o Discuss and explore the technical aspects of car, car setup and race strategy
o Learn what technical and engineering changes teams make to win races
o Understanding of crew roles/job responsibilities
o Hauler Tour
o Attend team meeting
o First-hand experience in the team pit box during the UNOH 225 race
o Victory Lane picture with race winner
o Post-race interview with NASCAR media personality – Claire B. Lang on her national Sirius XM Radio show
Congratulations to Jordan, and thanks to the Kentucky Motor Speedway for partnering with the Owen County Schools to give Jordan this opportunity!