The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers-Minnesota (AASP-MN) announced that the 15th Annual Race for Automotive Education will take place Jan. 10-11, 2017 at ProKart Indoor Racing in Burnsville, Minn.
The event, sponsored by AASP-MN, serves as the primary fundraiser for the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund, which provides financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the automotive service industry. Since its inception, the fund has disbursed nearly $190,000 directly to students enrolled in automotive programs through the association’s scholarship program and SkillsUSA competition.
AASP-MN members and other industry supporters will organize teams to compete in kart racing at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. When the final checkered flag waves, the Race for Automotive Education is expected to raise over $7,500. The majority of that money is earmarked to fund scholarships for students enrolled in NATEF-certified automotive programs (collision or mechanical) in the state of Minnesota. Scholarship awards will distributed in the fall of 2017.
For more information, contact Judell Anderson at (612)623-1110 or (800) 852-9071 or visit www.aaspmn.org.