Another Year, More Checkered Flags

Kart driver raises trophy above head

The IUPUI Motorsports program brought home two championship trophies from Purdue University events last spring, including the annual Purdue Electric Vehicle Grand Prix in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the 2011 Purdue Grand Prix go-kart race in West Lafayette.

The Grand Prix victory marked the second straight and third in four years for the IUPUI team. The electric vehicle title came over an international field that included multiple teams from Purdue and entries from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The event was part of Emerging Tech Day during the run-up to the 2011 Indianapolis 500.