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MIA member Santa Pod - Backs young automotive talent with free event entry

28 Mar 2013

Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing, has announced for a second year running that it will be inviting groups from schools and colleges to this year’s FIA European Drag Racing Championship events. Santa Pod Raceway is organising the programme of events in partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and their online automotive careers resources and communities, which are based at www.autocity.org.uk. The scheme aims to help raise awareness of exciting career opportunities in the automotive industry.

The FIA Championship’s UK rounds take place in May and September and pit the cream of Europe’s fastest ‘Top Fuel’ and ‘Nitro Fuel’ cars in a head to head blaze of power that sees top entrants hitting 100mph in well under a second and covering a quarter mile in less than 5 seconds.

Santa Pod will be inviting students or apprentices, who are part of the 1st Gear or Accelerate communities, and groups from schools and colleges, to come and enjoy the racing on either Friday 24th May or Thursday 5th September completely free of charge.

Commenting on the initiative, Santa Pod’s Marketing Manager Caroline Day said: “We’re always looking to give something back to the industry wherever possible – and this felt like a great way to encourage the industry’s future stars to get involved with the World’s fastest motorsport. Not only is it a great day out for these young people, but any Top Fuel meeting is a great way to network and meet industry people at the highest level. Who knows? Some may even find their true vocation here, too!”

Passes need to be pre-booked at least a week before the event, groups should contactdonna@santapod.com  quoting ‘IMI Schools Offer’ and individuals should contact Emily Hakansson at the IMI on emilyh@motor.org.uk

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