Brown to visit Indiana students

BROWN TO VISIT STUDENTS AT INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 3, 2008) -- Matco Tools Top Fuel driver Antron Brown will visit Indiana State University (ISU) on March 5 to speak with students about careers in motor sports. The visit...

BROWN TO VISIT STUDENTS AT INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 3, 2008) -- Matco Tools Top Fuel driver Antron Brown will visit Indiana State University (ISU) on March 5 to speak with students about careers in motor sports. The visit supports ISU's Team Sycamore Racing program. A question and answer session will follow Brown's appearance.

Team Sycamore Racing (TSR) was launched in January 2007 to give ISU students affiliated with the race team experience in operating, managing and driving the TSR Super Comp dragster. The team is advised by Randell Peters, assistant professor of industrial and mechanical technology and coordinator of the automotive technology management program.

"I'm looking forward to speaking to the students at Indiana State (University) and to motivate them to pursue and achieve their goals in earning a career in motor sports," Brown said. "It feels good to give back and mentor these future racing professionals. I never experienced anything like this in my younger days. I hope I can offer up some useful advice."

A 16-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) winner with 12 career poles, Brown was named to drive the Matco Tools dragster last fall. Brown, 32, earned his crossover Top Fuel license in January and paced the field at the season-opening Winternationals to claim his 12th career No. 1 qualifying award. He currently ranks sixth in the Top Fuel standings and twice finished second in the NHRA PSM standings (2001 and '06).

"I am excited to have such a well-known motor sports personality come to ISU to reach out to the college students concerning careers in the motor sports field," Randy Peters said. "We see motor sports as an excellent experiential learning opportunity -- allowing students to apply the knowledge of their chosen major, whatever it may be, to the motor sports arena."

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Randy Peters, College of Technology, at 812-237-4962 or rpeters@indstate.edu. Brown will speak in the auditorium of the John T. Meyers Building at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.

-credit: dpm

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