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Several Cars On Display At Speedway For Emerging Tech Day

Last updated on Monday, May 9, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Many different cars were on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Emerging Tech Day including one car that was built by a group of inner-city high school students from Kansas City.

Steve Rees, Instructor at the Minddrive Program, says the kids were picked from an alternative school to work on the project.

Rees says they found an old Indycar formerly driven by Jimmy Vassar that had been crashed.

They repaired it and rebuilt it with electric-power technology.

Each student also works with their own mentor in a specific field such as electrical, mechanical, or composite engineering.

They also have a racing fabricator and a couple of designers working with the students.

One student, Mario Ramirez, says when he graduates, he wants to help develop environmentally friendly cars.

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