On April 1, The Racing College of Virginia at Patrick Henry Community College will host an open house. The event is free and open to anyone who wants a firsthand look at the Motorsports program.
The open house will take place from 5 to 7pm in the Motorsports building which is located behind Arrington Performance on 67 Motorsports Dr. Martinsville. It will feature equipment demonstrations and tours of the 104,000 sq. ft. training facility. Attendees will also get to meet Racing College faculty and to speak with an Old Dominion University representative about the transfer options that PHCC’s motorsports students have.
According to motorsports instructor, Denver Smith, the event will be a great opportunity for both potential students and community members to learn about one of PHCC’s greatest assets.
The Racing College of Virginia provides hands-on education in high performance racing engines and chassis fabrication, giving students the chance to build race cars in the same way that crews do so on the NASCAR circuit.
“Several of our graduates have gone on to work for NASCAR,” said Smith. “We have state of the art, multimillion dollar equipment and an ideal, fast-pace learning environment that simulates the workplace. Anyone who loves racing and cars would want to see this.”
Jeff Fields, Dean of Professional Technologies and Health Sciences, said “The Racing College degree program is tuned for graduates to have an exciting career in motorsports. Our facilities and studies simulate real world professional race environments.”
Fields encourages students who are racing fans, and those who are unsure of what major to choose – or even unsure whether college is right for them – to come to the open house.
“Get out of the stands and into the pits! Our program is unparalleled in Southern Virginia. We believe in quality, performance and success as a competitive pit crew and as a starting point for your career,” said Fields.