Purdue Grand Prix to feature local driver

April 6, 2017

Zachariah Ruess, who grew up in New Carlisle, IN will be driving for Phi Kappa Theta in Kart #21 in the 60th Anniversary Grand Prix Race on Saturday, April 22, 2017. 


Tickets are available for purchase on the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation’s website (http://www.purduegrandprix.org).


They cost $5 if purchased in advance and $10 at the door. The race will be broadcasted live with Slipstream Network (http://www.slipstreamnetwork.com) and the Big Ten Network (http://www.btn2go.com/game/purdue-grand-prix-04232016). 


The Grand Prix Foundation is a student organization at Purdue University that exists to organize the annual Purdue Grand Prix kart race. Driven by the motto of “Students Helping Students,” the primary purpose of this annual event is to raise funds for over $10,000 in annual student scholarships. The Grand Prix annually draws over 50 student entries, competing for a spot in the 160-lap main feature. With each kart team consisting of a seven-member crew, over 350 participants are involved in the Grand Prix race. 

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