UNOH to race 8 modified cars at DirtCar Nationals


First Posted: 1/24/2015

The University of Northwestern Ohio will once again be taking part in the Daytona and Volusia 2015 Speedweeks in Florida.

At Volusia Speedway UNOH will be fielding eight cars driven by eight different drivers and crewed by 34 UNOH Motorsports Team students. Three of the university built modified cars will be driven by Joel Ortberg from Sardinia (No. 71 car), Robert Rose from Cornell, Michigan, (No. 00), Andrew Galgoci from Mount Pleasant, Michigan (No. 1), all UNOH High Performance students. Driver Todd Sherman from Churubusco, Indiana, will be rounding out the field by driving the No.1 car. The other cars running UNOH colors will have Kenny Schrader, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, and Kenny Wallace behind the wheel.

Because of UNOH’s involvement as the “Official Educational Provider” of ARCA, the university will have an additional 37 UNOH High Performance Motorsports student interns working with ARCA Teams during the ARCA Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAV TV American Real race Feb. 14. Students are assigned to teams at the beginning of the year at Daytona International Speedway and will work for the same team the entire season. This unique arrangement with ARCA and the teams allows students to participate at this high level of competition during the year. The partnership also provides students the necessary experience needed to secure jobs in their chosen career path.

According to UNOH President Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, “The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to continue to send our student athletic motorsports teams to Volusia Speedway to compete against the best UMP Modified drivers in the country. Our students build, crew, and drive these cars and the experience they gain at Volusia is invaluable to their careers. … Having a presence in Daytona and Volusia will give these interested students an opportunity to see where their future could lead them.”

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