• August 20, 2016

TwoCBU Engineering Students Off To The Races At The Indy 500

Riverside, Calif. (May 16, 2016) – Two engineering students from California Baptist University are spending three weeks with KVSH Racing getting ready for the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" – the Indianapolis 500.  

Craig Easton and John Free joined KVSH Racing team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 10 as the team prepares for the competition.

"What a great experience for California Baptist [Gordon and Jill Bourns] College of Engineering students to not only be integrated into our organization, but to experience the engineering marvel that is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said James "Sulli" Sullivan, KVSH co-owner. "We're blessed to have CBU College of Engineering as a partner and these students as part of our team for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500."

Easton and Free, both mechanical engineering seniors, are tasked with studying and cataloging aerodynamic differences between the KVSH Racing #11 car's performance and IndyCars from other competing teams. 

Easton and Free will be at the speedway during practice runs and for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

"I am looking forward to having close contact with these excellent engineers," Free said. "It will give me a perspective on life after graduation and it will allow me to see experienced engineers in action."

CBU is an associate partner for the KVSH No. 11 team. The partnership allowed 19 students up-close access to the car, driver and crew at the 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April. It also will allow CBU students continued access to the KVSH engineering team throughout the 2016 season including internship opportunities.