Mini Corvette Challenge

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

Several teams from businesses here in South Central Kentucky took part in Junior Achievement's annual Mini Corvette Challenge on Saturday.

Qualifications for becoming a part of the WBKO and General Motors team are notably different.

General Motors is known for pouring their heart and soul into the mini corvette challenge.

"We start about five weeks before we have tryouts at the plant", says Edward Mills, driver for General Motors.

But WBKO uses a different strategy to pick their team members.

"We put our names on a piece of paper we put them in a helmet and draw them out and that's how you become a driver at WBKO", says Driver for the WBKO team Liz Fogle.

General Motors makes sure their pit crew is well qualified to be a part of the extensive operation.

"The pit crew people are tool makers, mill rights people at the plant skilled trade they work on cars help us make sure the bearings are right and the new tires are on things like that", says Mills.

Keely Albers was a first timer on the General Motors team but she has experience driving mini sprint cars when she was younger.

"I didn't take it seriously up until yesterday and realized how much was put into this", says Albers.

In the days final three races, the Nylon Craft #22 team won the bronze cup and taking home first in the sliver cup race was the #43 Sun/Dollar General car.

Taking top honors in the gold cup race was the U.S. Bank #25 team.

WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
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