CHAMPCAR/CART: Technical Director to speak to Nevada students

Champ Car Technical Director to Speak to Nevada Science Students. INDIANAPOLIS (February 6, 2004) -- Science is often a misused word in the sports world but the Champ Car World Series is one of the few entities in sport that actively uses the ...

Champ Car Technical Director to Speak to Nevada Science Students.

INDIANAPOLIS (February 6, 2004) -- Science is often a misused word in the sports world but the Champ Car World Series is one of the few entities in sport that actively uses the subject on a daily basis.

Each one of the hundreds of components on a 750hp turbocharged Champ Car is perfected through the use of scientific methods, with the end result being a 230 mph car that could actually run upside down through the use of its aerodynamic devices.

The next generation of scientists will get a first-hand look at what goes into making a 1,550-pound race car perform such feats Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas as Champ Car Technical Director Lee Dykstra will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Nevada Regional Science Bowl.

The theme of this year's Science Bowl, which is a high school team competition designed to promote scientific study, is 'Zoom Into Science'. Dykstra will make a presentation to the students called 'The Science of Zoom' which will feature input from engine and chassis manufacturers as well as some of the top engineers in the series.

"It is my hope that showing the technology of the speed and safety of Champ Cars will provide valuable insights and inspiration to the young winners of the Nevada Regional Science Bowl," Dykstra said.

Dykstra will take part in a luncheon with the regional winners Friday afternoon, joined by David Hiatt of the Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy.

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