Tampa, Fla.- On the way to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, RJB Motorsports stopped by a local elementary school to introduce students to auto racing and help promote STEM education. Third through fifth grade students at Turner/Bartels K-8 School came out to see the No. 20 Menards/Metalloid Firearms and Sports car that will race in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, and meet its driver and team.
Driver Chandler Horton talked about how STEM is behind the Tatuus USF2000 and the safety of both the car and driver. Turner/Bartels K-8 is a STEM focus school in Tampa, Florida. STEM is a program that highlights and integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math allowing students to make meaningful connections, similar to the way these fields are intertwined in the real world.
Students had many questions about the way the race car worked, the mechanics behind the car, the design of the car, the engineering of the car, where the downforce came from and how it was used and all about being a race car driver.
About RJB Motorsports:
Former pro hydro boat racer Ryan Barth established RJB Motorsports in 2011 when he made the switch toward four-wheel racing in the SCCA’s Formula 600 category. He quickly formed a partnership with fellow F600 racers and brothers Fred and Tom Edwards, whose company, Metalloid Corporation, produces a range of environmentally friendly fluids to the metalworking industry. The association led to the formation of the F600 Challenge Series, a cost-effective, entry level championship featuring motorcycle engines and six-speed sequential transmission, and more recently to a long-term goal of assisting talented young drivers via the proven Mazda Road to Indy.
In business since 1951, Metalloid manufactures trouble-free technology to the metalworking industry with a focus on providing quality products and service that will increase productivity and profitability. We do this by performing a thorough survey of your operation to match the right product to your application. We complement our products with services such as training seminars, in-plant surveys, and the resources of our state of the art metalworking laboratory. In addition to traditional metalworking fluids, Metalloid offers a complete range of “green” metalworking fluids that are friendly to us and the world we share.
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