The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised nearly $8,500 during its 2016 fundraising campaign to support the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund. The majority of that money was raised at the association’s 14th annual Race for Automotive Education, held Jan. 12-13 at ProKart Indoors, Burnsville, Minn., and will fund scholarships for automotive students enrolled in NATEF-certified mechanical and collision repair programs in Minnesota.
During the course of the two-night event, 110 racers tore up the track in state-of-the-art European karts, reaching speeds of nearly 40 mph. Many fans and spectators were also on hand to cheer their teams on. Twenty-two teams of mechanical and collision repair shops and industry suppliers were represented.
Trophies were awarded to the first place and runner-up teams. They were:
- First Place – Superior Service Center, Eagan
- Runner-Up – St. Anthony Mobil, St. Anthony
- First Place – LaMettry’s Collision Team #1, Richfield
- Runner-Up – Wenzel Auto Electric, Mankato
“Members use this event as an opportunity for team-building, and at the same time raise money for a very worthy cause,” said Judell Anderson, AASP-MN executive director. “Everybody had a blast!”