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High school auto shop students join NASCAR in Roseville – KCRA Sacramento

High school auto shop students join NASCAR in Roseville – KCRA Sacramento
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A group of high school auto shop students will get a very unique opportunity Saturday night when they join NASCAR racing teams competing in Roseville.The students are part of an auto shop collaborating between Bill McAnally’s Napa Auto Care Center and the Roseville Join Union Unified School District.In a time when auto shops have been cut from many schools budgets and offerings, the auto repair industry is struggling to find employees.”Our industry is short a lot of workers. We have many jobs available partly through a lot of people retiring and people own more cars, more are on the road,” said teacher Mitch Crowden.The students selected for the class were pulled from more than 100 that applied.It was clear to McAnally there is a need for education and employees.”Unfortunately, a lot of the automotive classes have been closed and canceled, so working with Roseville, we were able to put this together. I’ll tell you what, it’s great to work with these young kids and see a bright future for the automotive work force,” said McAnally. Students dedicated to the program just might find themselves with a job at graduation.”They are actually getting there beginning automotive class, we are teaching them the basics of automotive repair and service,” said McAnally.Until then, the students are being offered a unique opportunity to put their skills to the test at Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at All American Speedway in Roseville.McAnally has offered the students a spot on his winning teams to experience auto care at the highest level.”I am looking forward to being out there at the track. This will only be my second time at a NASCAR race and since I’m going to be in the pit is really exciting,” said student Wyatt Ordaz. The BMR Racing teams work on the opposite side of the garage from the student area.Alexander Kanutson has been eyeing the race teams from the beginning.”This weekend I would love to get my hands dirty on some race cars. That is going to my absolute best part of that weekend,” Kanutson said.The students wills have jobs and responsibilities for the race weekend.”They actually get to be on the NASCAR team, wrenching, testing, tuning and pushing the car through tech inspections,” McAnally said.The auto tech class has been so successful this year, organizers are already looking into offering an advanced automotive class next year.

A group of high school auto shop students will get a very unique opportunity Saturday night when they join NASCAR racing teams competing in Roseville.

The students are part of an auto shop collaborating between Bill McAnally’s Napa Auto Care Center and the Roseville Join Union Unified School District.

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In a time when auto shops have been cut from many schools budgets and offerings, the auto repair industry is struggling to find employees.

“Our industry is short a lot of workers. We have many jobs available partly through a lot of people retiring and people own more cars, more are on the road,” said teacher Mitch Crowden.

The students selected for the class were pulled from more than 100 that applied.

It was clear to McAnally there is a need for education and employees.

“Unfortunately, a lot of the automotive classes have been closed and canceled, so working with Roseville, we were able to put this together. I’ll tell you what, it’s great to work with these young kids and see a bright future for the automotive work force,” said McAnally.

Students dedicated to the program just might find themselves with a job at graduation.

“They are actually getting there beginning automotive class, we are teaching them the basics of automotive repair and service,” said McAnally.

Until then, the students are being offered a unique opportunity to put their skills to the test at Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at All American Speedway in Roseville.

McAnally has offered the students a spot on his winning teams to experience auto care at the highest level.

“I am looking forward to being out there at the track. This will only be my second time at a NASCAR race and since I’m going to be in the pit is really exciting,” said student Wyatt Ordaz.

The BMR Racing teams work on the opposite side of the garage from the student area.

Alexander Kanutson has been eyeing the race teams from the beginning.

“This weekend I would love to get my hands dirty on some race cars. That is going to my absolute best part of that weekend,” Kanutson said.

The students wills have jobs and responsibilities for the race weekend.

“They actually get to be on the NASCAR team, wrenching, testing, tuning and pushing the car through tech inspections,” McAnally said.

The auto tech class has been so successful this year, organizers are already looking into offering an advanced automotive class next year.

Source: https://www.kcra.com/article/roseville-high-school-auto-shop-students-join-nascar-california/29441785

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