CHAMPCAR/CART: Queensland schools support Gold Coast race

Honda Indy 300 announced today that it expects to play host to thousands of students from Queensland schools throughout the state during the first day of racing, Thursday October 12. General Manager of the Honda...

Honda Indy 300 announced today that it expects to play host to thousands of students from Queensland schools throughout the state during the first day of racing, Thursday October 12. General Manager of the Honda Indy 300, Mr Geoff Jones said that the Event had been offered to schools as an opportunity for extra curriculum activities. "The Honda Indy 300 is the biggest event staged in Queensland, not only from a sporting perspective, but also in the benefits it generates for the area. "It is an example of what happens when the community embrace something in the region. The Honda Indy 300 wouldn't be a success without them. "There is plenty to learn from that alone," he said. Students will have access to all general areas of the precinct and several major grandstands on the day, providing them with the opportunity to explore various areas related to their studies. "We expect to be hosting students from various sectors of study, including economics, event management, tourism, engineering and many other related subject areas," Mr Jones said. Invitations have already gone out to every school in Queensland, with initial interest high. "The response at this early stage has been fantastic, it's obvious we have struck a cord within the community," Mr Jones said. "We are very happy that the local school community is embracing the opportunity and we look forward to hosting the students during their visit." Notices of interest need to be lodged at the Honda Indy 300 office by September 15. Any school wishing to find out more information about 'Schools Day', should contact the Honda Indy 300 office on (07) 5588 6800 during business hours.

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