The National Corvette Museum hosted the twenty-first annual Mini Corvette Challenge this past Saturday at their location in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event is sponsored by Junior Achievement, and it has raised over $550,000 since it first started back in 1995. Junior Achievement is based in south Kentucky, and is the “region’s leading provider of life-changing economics programs for students.”
The competition was made up of about twenty teams with two to four drivers each, plus a pit crew. The custom Corvette go-karts raced against each other in multiple heats in order to determine their positions in the final three races for the Gold Cup. Each team was required to make a designated pit stop during the race, and needed to change drivers as well as a single tire before leaving pit road.
Students in the nearby area were able to take part in the action thanks to the partnering of each race team with an area school. As an extra incentive to encourage student participation the school with the most students and faculty at the event would be awarded $500 along with the Papa John’s Pride Cup. To top it off, the winning school also received a complimentary pizza party from Papa John’s.
Racing, trophies, and pizza? Sounds like the perfect day to us.