Last week the Forged Performance Crew brought some of our shop and personal cars out to The Andretti Ultimate Racing Kamp for kids. This program is a week long camp for kids that have the opportunity to experience the rock wall, ropes course, adult road course, junior oval track, our high- tech arcade, bowling, and lunch. This kids are pretty lucky, my summer camp was no where near as cool as this!
The Andretti Ultimate Racing Kamp features Kart and Track safety, engine maintenance, and proper steering and braking techniques and is directed by former YMCA counselor Bernie Snow who has over 6 years experience working with kids. Professional instructing is provided from Lead Instructor Pat Wilmot, a professional SCCA driver who got his start at Andretti Indoor Karting.
Andretti’s contacted us about bringing some of our cars out so the kids attending the Racing Kamp could see some cars that actively attend track days, of course we gladly accepted their offer.
We took out the Forged Performance Porsche GT3 shop car, an employee’s built motor twin turbo 350Z and an employee’s NSX. The kids were extremely excited to be able in sit in the cars and learn about the performance modifications that each car has received. We gladly told stories of track days we have attended and even had a little Q&A session with the kids. At the end of the day when we got back to the shop it felt good that we were able to give back to our local community and help fuel the passion of future motorsports enthusiasts.