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20th Annual AASP-MN Race for Automotive Education Raises Nearly $9,000

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) held its 20th Annual Race for Automotive Education, February 23-24 at ProKart Indoor Racing in Burnsville, MN.

The event raised nearly $9,000 to support the alliance’s Automotive Education Fund and will fund scholarships for automotive students enrolled in ASE-accredited auto service and collision repair programs in Minnesota’s technical colleges.


During the two nights of racing, 105 racers on 21 teams of auto service and collision repair shops and industry suppliers took to the track in go-karts reaching speeds of up to 40 mph. Many spectator fans were also on hand to cheer on their team.


Trophies were awarded to the first place and runner-up teams each night. They were:


Feb. 23


  • First Place---Wenzel Auto Electric, Mankato
  • Runner-Up---Fairway Collision & Mechanical, Vadnais Heights


Feb. 24


  • First Place---LaMettry's Collision, Minnetonka
  • Runner-Up---Lancer Service, St. Paul


In addition to the 21 race teams, this event was supported by Auto Value Parts Stores/APH, CBIZ, Elite Worldwide, FinishMaster, LKQ-Minnesota, Lube-Tech and United Fire Group.


The Automotive Education Fund was established in 2002 to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the automotive service industry. Since its inception, nearly $290,000 has been invested in student scholarships, SkillsUSA and automotive education programs throughout the state.


For more information, visit www.aaspmn.org or call the office at 612-623-1110.


Source: AASP-MN