Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Sunday that they have extended their mentoring partnership with Lincoln Tech.

The scheme which began last season gives Lincoln Tech engineering students the opportunity to work alongside the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Verizon IndyCar Series team at select races through out the season taking part in engineering briefings and granting the students full paddock and garage access.

Speaking about the extension of the partnership into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, president of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Jon Flack commented by saying:

We’re thrilled to welcome back Lincoln Tech as a partner of SPM for another year. “Through this unique partnership, we’re able to hopefully find the next class of talent that could one day be part of our organization.

“We’re looking forward to another year of the mentorship program and having their students be ‘boots on the ground’ gaining real-life experience with our team.

Scott Shaw, President and CEO of Lincoln Tech commented by saying:

We said at the beginning of last season that we knew our students would benefit and learn from the professionalism and drive of the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team. But the experience they received working with the entire pit crew team and in particular crew member Cole Jagger – a Lincoln Tech graduate himself – went beyond even our own expectations.

“We were grateful for the time they spent mentoring our students, and we are thrilled to once again be part of the racing legacy of team owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson.

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