The Wichita State and WuShock logos will appear on this car at an IndyCar Series race in Iowa.
 
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IndyCar Series race to feature Wichita State-sponsored car
Jul 11, 2014 10:05 AM | Print
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Wichita State University and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) have teamed up for a wheat takeover at the Iowa Corn Indy 300 Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday, July 12, in Newton, IA.

Josef Newgarden will race in the No. 67 SFHR entry, which will feature WSU and WuShock logos. The car is sponsored by WSU Athletics and the Office of Research and Technology Transfer.

WSU will use the sponsorship as an opportunity to give engineering students involved with the WSU Formula SAE racing team an inside look at IndyCar racing. Six students will travel to Iowa to watch the race and will have two-day garage/pit passes for exclusive access to witness the pre-race preparation firsthand.

"As an amateur racing team, we hope to gain knowledge and insight on how successful racing teams work and operate," said Scott Banman, senior in engineering.

WSU's Media Resources Center will also be at the race sharing the student experience via WSUTV social media on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and at http://wichitastate.tv.

"This is an incredible experiential learning opportunity for the students," said Tonya Witherspoon, director of WSU's Media Resources Center. "We're grateful to have the opportunity to capture the excitement through WSUTV."

This is the second year that WSU has sponsored a car through Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. WSU is joined by additional sponsors including the House of Schwan, Hartman Oil, Envision, GoWichita, Jimmy's Egg and Mort's Martini & Cigar Bar. The No. 67 IndyCar is owned by Wink and Libba Hartman.

The Iowa Corn Indy 300 can be seen on the NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. CST on Saturday, July 12. Additional race details are available at www.iowaspeedway.com.

Created on Jul 11, 2014 10:05 AM; Last modified on Jul 22, 2014 10:56 AM
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