February 2nd, 2013, Kingston, ON – Kingston racer Jessica Power attended her first class of the RACE 101 program this past weekend in Denver, North Carolina. The 26-year-old Queens University graduate races a DIRT Sportsman car locally, and she hopes that the school will help her achieve her goals of moving up to the next level in DIRT racing.
“I was excited to be accepted to RACE 101 because I have raced with and learned a great deal from previous graduates of the program,” said the eager Power.
The program will last the entire year and will focus not only on the technical aspects of racecars, but also on the marketing and management side of the sport. The culmination of the program will be a testing session in an asphalt late model at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Very few young racers get an opportunity such as this and it is a unique program that will help drivers and teams develop in their racing careers.
“I want to help take my team to the next level and I believe this school will help me do that. I want to have a more complete understanding of how my car works as well as what I need to do to market myself”, says Power.
With a busy season coming up, Jessica is looking forward to applying the principles she has learned at school.
“Sitting in class, all I could think about was getting to the shop or track and working on my car,” said Power. “I can’t wait to see what this season brings.”
Follow Jessica Power this season on Facebook (Jessica Power Racing), Twitter (@jessicapower52) and the web at www.jessicapower.ca as she travels to Ontario, Quebec, and New York State competing against hundreds of other Sportsman drivers.