Lincoln Tech Students to Get Real-World Experience with IndyCar Pit Crew

Mar 5, 2020

Lincoln Tech, an automotive tech training school, announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of NTT IndyCar Series team Arrow McLaren SP for the 2020 season, which includes a partnership that will give five Lincoln Tech students an opportunity to work as members of the AMSP pit crew for each of five races this season.

Students selected for the Mentorship Program will have the opportunity to attend team meetings, meet the team’s drivers, run tires, assist with basic car prep and maintenance and shadow front end crew member Cole Jagger – himself a graduate of Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus. In addition, students in the Indianapolis campus’ computerized manufacturing program have been assisting the team by machining components for AMSP’s race cars.

“We’ve seen year after year how our students benefit from the experience of working with this team, and we’re honored to once again sponsor Arrow McLaren SP,” says Lincoln Tech President and CEO Scott Shaw. “This year, to serve as their official tech school, makes it even more special. For almost 75 years Lincoln schools have helped students build careers in the auto industry – and what better way to experience ‘auto technology’ than in the pit of a real IndyCar racing team?”

“Through our extended partnership with Lincoln Tech we are able to stay one step ahead of our competitors, not only through Lincoln Tech’s manufacturing resource but, most importantly, as a talent pipeline,” commented Taylor Kiel, managing director of Arrow McLaren SP. “Our close proximity to the Indianapolis campus has provided us an opportunity to engage their students and resources in creative and meaningful ways which have positively impacted our organization on and off track. I’m also proud to say that through our partnership, we have hired multiple Lincoln Tech graduates that are contributing members of our race-winning organization and we look forward to identifying the next one.”