The University of Northwestern Ohio, located in Lima, has been designated the "Official High-Performance Training Facility" of the United States Auto Club. A co-educational, residential, private institution founded in 1920, UNO enrolls ...
The University of Northwestern Ohio, located in Lima, has been designated the "Official High-Performance Training Facility" of the United States Auto Club.
A co-educational, residential, private institution founded in 1920, UNO enrolls approximately 2400 students in the Colleges of Business, Technologies, and Distance Learning. It hosts America's first high-performance motorsports program, with opportunities to work on many types of high-performance vehicles and earn associate degrees and diplomas. Their fully-equipped machine shop allows for engine-building as well as a number of testing programs, including intake, exhaust, ignition and fuel systems. Students have an opportunity to work on actual race cars and build components, fabricate sheet metal and do initial set-ups at the University's own racetrack.
UNO is the only high-performance motorsports program in the country with North Central accreditation, comparable to Universities like Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue and Ohio State. It's the only college to own its own racetrack and graduates are currently working for race teams in major sanctioning bodies nationwide.
"This is a great opportunity for USAC and the students at UNO to delve deep into USAC racing and the technical aspects of motorsports," says USAC President/CEO John Capels. "We welcome the opportunity to have the students become a part of the USAC motorsports arena and look forward to a long and lasting relationship as USAC and the University of Northwestern Ohio build this alliance."
UNO will maintain a highly-visible presence at all of USAC's events and benefit from an interactive relationship with USAC's participants and officials. "The opportunities that exist will allow for great business-to-business opportunities with existing and future sponsors of both USAC and UNO," says USAC Director, Sales & Marketing Stephen Farmer. "This new relationship will provide the student body access to a variety of programs through internships with a large contingent of motorsports-related businesses and race teams."
"This new partnership shows our commitment to the students who take our high-performance motorsports program," adds university President Dr. Jeff Jarvis. "We want USAC's great tradition, history and professionalism linked to our program and are excited about the opportunities which will be created for our graduates and students. The future holds great promise for us all."