Gildan Racing hosted the Verona Area High School Automotive Technology Level 3 class at their facility on December 19th, 2023 for a day of activities. Students learned about the connections between the classroom & race track. Math, physical & mental conditioning, technology, geometry and car maintenance were highlighted.
Next up was the Pit Stop Competition where teams of 3 jacked up the race car and changed tires while on the clock. Gabe, Samer & Logan each went home with a trophy and gift cards due to their winning time of 43 seconds.
The goal is to make this an annual event and expand the learning process for these students in the auto racing industry. A more hands-on approach will be taken where they can maintain and set up the suspension, then the students’ will head to the race track and see their efforts in action.
The day ended with a presentation from the Beale Foundation to Verona Area High School for college scholarships. The Beale Foundation has historically worked with Paralyzed Veterans of America giving wounded veterans all terrain wheelchairs, but is now expanding into giving back to the local community.
The Gildan Racing Team will also be in attendance for Senior Awards Night on Monday, April 22nd, 2024 where the scholarship winners will be announced. The team will be presenting the scholarships on Monday, May 6th, 2024 at the Senior Honors Night Ceremony in Verona.