Excellence as Simple as 1-2-3

A Grand Prix go-kart racer is shown mid-race.

Veteran driver Blake Diester, a junior in the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI, roared to victory in the 2012 Purdue Grand Prix go-kart race in West Lafayette, giving the Indianapolis campus its third consecutive Grand Prix championship and fourth in the past five years. Diester led a 1-2-3 finish for IUPUI in the race, followed across the finish line by the official IUPUI Motorsports cars driven by Wayman Brown (second) and Patrick Nirschl (third). Diester won the pole during qualifying, and then led 152 of the 160 laps in a dominating performance.