Team ASE to host students at Fontana

Herndon, VA (October 24, 2000) - For the second year, Team ASE and Ultra Motorsports will host automotive technical students from San Bernardino High School at California Speedway. Instructor, Greg Stewart, school principal, Darrell Adams...

Herndon, VA (October 24, 2000) - For the second year, Team ASE and Ultra Motorsports will host automotive technical students from San Bernardino High School at California Speedway. Instructor, Greg Stewart, school principal, Darrell Adams and 17 students will join Team ASE/Ultra Motorsports, and driver Mike Wallace for a tour of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series garage area on Friday, October 27. Following their time with Wallace and the rest of the Team ASE crew, the students will become Wallace's private cheering section, as he makes his qualifying run for Saturday's Motorola 200. "The students are really excited about the opportunity to see what the NASCAR truck series is all about," said Adams. "This is the first time most of them have ever experienced racing at this level. To see the technical aspects involved with NASCAR's truck series, including everything from the race trucks themselves to the transporters, really drives home the importance of technology in automotive repair." This is the second-straight year Stewart and his San Bernardino class has been able to make the trip to the California track. "This is a perfect connection for our program," said Stewart in describing the opportunity Team ASE has provided his program. "Last year, the students were able to speak to crew members as well as driver, Mike Wallace. The crew took them through the transporter, explained how everything works and how everything was precisely arranged. It was a great connection to what we teach them in our program and made a positive impact on our students." "Opportunities like this are one of the primary reasons ASE is involved in motorsports," said ASE president, Ron Weiner. "Recruiting new technicians is one of the biggest challenges our industry faces and programs like the one at San Bernardino High are where we're going to have to look for the technicians of the future. By allowing the students to spend time with our Team ASE crew, we can demonstrate many of the same basic principals these students will use in their career as automotive technicians and show that the world of automotive repair is multifaceted." The flag drops on the Motorola 200 at 4 PM Eastern Time Saturday, October 28. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by ESPN.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Wallace , Greg Stewart