Engine Service Technician Gets Schooled in Racing
Trip to Bob Bondurant Racing School awarded as part of Vanguard™ Power Chase contest
(April, 2011) — A landscaping equipment service technician from
Minneapolis won a day of racing at the prestigious Bob Bondurant Racing
School for finishing as the Vanguard™ Power Chase’s first runner-up.
Miller, who works for A-1 Outdoor Power, and three friends spent the
entire day March 3 at the racing school in Phoenix, driving a variety of
high performance vehicles and Pro Karts powered by a Briggs &
Stratton racing engine in a variety of on-course exercises.
group competed in a time trial exercise on the race school’s autocross
course, spent time on the evasive maneuvers course, completed a
follow-the-leader exercise on Bondurant’s 1.6-mile, 15-turn race track
and also spent time in the school’s skid cars. That was all in addition
to logging some laps on the racing school’s kart track.
The group also had a chance meeting with Bob Bondurant, the racing school’s founder and former professional racecar driver.
Bondurant experience was just incredible — everything about the place
is first class,” Miller said. “Having an opportunity to spend a few
minutes with a racing legend was especially meaningful.”
the Vanguard™ Power Chase competition, hundreds of participants chose
racecar drivers online in a “pick ‘em” style format for the final 10
races of the 2010 stockcar season. Points were awarded based on where
the drivers finished.
“The Power Chase was intended to be
something fun for all of our dealers and customers who play an integral
role in the continued success of Vanguard™ engines,” said Dan Roche,
marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “Vanguard™
engines are about power and durability, and nothing exemplifies that
better than auto racing.”
Justin Joerman placed first in the
Power Chase, winning a four-day trip for two to Daytona Beach, Fla., for
racing’s premier event this past February.
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