DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Grand Prix racetrack will also be a classroom for two math and science programs for Detroit Public School fifth graders.

Race chairman Bud Denker says the goal of the “Fifth Gear” program will put students interest in technology and engineering into overdrive.

“We’re going to bring over 600 students to Belle Isle to learn about science, to learn about math, to learn about technology and racing because you all take those things in class right now and we’re going to help and learn about it better in a racing environment,” said Denker.

My hope is when you’re learning about these programs you’re gonna say I wanna be the next engineer at Penske Racing, GM Ford or Chrysler because not only is it cool, but it’s a great way to learn and grow your minds said Denker.

Students will take what they learn in the classroom to the racetrack during “Free Prix Day” while working with actual racing teams and engineers on site.

More information about the Detroit Grand Prix here.


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