On July 22, 15 students from the University of Miami’s Summer Scholars Program visited Homestead-Miami Speedway as a part of their class studies. The program provides the opportunity for local, national and international high school students entering their senior year to explore their academic passion– in this case, sports administration – and get a crash course of their future college curriculum.
The group of students heard from a number of Homestead-Miami Speedway employees and gained valuable insight into the track’s different departments and their role in operating the Speedway both on a daily basis and during Ford Championship Weekend. The group also spent the day learning about the challenges of working in sports, as well as what they can do as students to start their careers while still in school.
The trip lasted about four hours and also included a tour of the Speedway, where the class got a chance to stand on the asphalt and see just how steep the 18-20 degree banking really is and learn about how it affects the cars. The students wrapped up their day like any race winner would, with a celebration of their accomplishments in Gatorade Victory Lane.