Racing For Kids kicked off the holiday season with two special visits one to Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the other to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Both visits were Christmas gift “drop offs” to help brighten a hospital stay for many metro Detroit and Kansas City children. In the Detroit visit, a couple […]
Eighty youngsters at the Boys & Girls Club of Sheboygan (WI) were schooled on the ins and outs of open-wheel racing Thursday by a trio of racers led by IndyCar’s Jack Harvey, who races the NTT IndyCar Series for Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow.
The affable Brit was joined by Colin Kaminsky and Hunter McElrea who race in the USF2000 series for Pabst Racing at the Racing For Kids® sponsored event in Sheboygan Falls, WI. All three will be racing this weekend at the famed Road America Track in nearby Elkhart Lake WI.
After a brief IMS Productions IndyCar Racing video, the trio fielded a plethora of questions for more than 45 minutes. Questions were varied and entertaining: “How many girlfriends do you have? Are you drivers drafted (like the NFL)?”
The answers were just as entertaining: “One girl friend” was the consensus. Regarding “being drafted” Harvey said “If you switch teams I guess you are sort of drafted.”
When the kids found out that the drivers all got their start in “go-karts,” a surprising number admitted that they too have driven go-karts. One little girl asked the drivers, ”Do you ever sing to yourself.” Hunter admitted he did and then immediately regretted his answer, because the entire group loudly encouraged the easy going Aussie to sing for them. Harvey and Kaminsky then led the kids in demanding a song out of McElrea who eventually relented to the cheers of his new fans.
In the autograph session that followed, the drivers obliged requests from every youngster, some of whom wanted their arms and hands autographed also.
The happy buzz the drivers created in their 90 minute stop lasted long after they departed for race prep at the Road America track.