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Student Racing Challenge

Student Racing Challenge

Watkins Glen International

Sunday, August 3 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

As part of the Student Racing Challenge, Elmira College features the Race Engineering Camp, a one week, residential program designed to teach the science of motor sports through mathematical modeling, physics and analysis. Using a 1:10 Scale RC car and controller, you choose the best gears, chassis geometry, map the ideal drive path around a curve and – just like the car companies do – use a skid pad and Newton’s Laws of Motion to find the coefficient of friction. This week of instruction will end with a visit for students and their families to Watkins Glen International for lunch and admission to the Zippo 200 NASCAR® Nationwide Series race.