2017-18 CREW!​

NAME:Wyatt Dahlenburg
ROLE IN CREW: Crew Chief
MAJOR: Computer Science
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2015-16, 2016-17
GOALS: Run two karts in the 2018 Grand Prix, continue to promote our program, and allow the team to continue after I graduate.
BEST GP MEMORY: Quals of 2016 watching Jared put in his best time while he gave one of our competitors a friendly nudge.
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2018
FUTURE PLANS: Security/Software Engineer

 

 

Grand Prix has given me amazing opportunities to lead in the house and meet alumni. I actively get to problem solve and work with great people.
NAME: Jared Thayer
ROLE IN CREW: Driver
MAJOR: Computer Graphics Technology, Minor CIT
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2015-16, 2016-17
GOALS: Be a First Place contender my final season
BEST GP MEMORY: 
The 7th place comeback in 2017 following an engine misfire and starting the race half a lap behind the pack in 33rd last place
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2019
FUTURE PLANS: Creative Director for Athletics or Motorsports

 

 

Grand Prix has taught me how to interact with people, improved my knowledge of mechanics, driving skills, manage relationships, and most importantly problem solve.
Grand Prix has given me life long friends that can never be replaced. The teamwork and mentoring during my time will never be forgotten.
NAME: Brachston Grubbs
ROLE IN CREW: Head Mechanic
MAJOR: Nuclear Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2015-16, 2016-17
GOALS: Continue to support the crew as an alumnus!
BEST GP MEMORY:
Late nights working on our kart, getting to know guys from other teams, experiencing racing culture... a form of stress relief!
GRADUATION DATE: GraduatedSpring 2017
FUTURE PLANS: Nuclear Engineer

 

NAME: Kyle Duckering
ROLE IN CREW: Financial Manager
MAJOR: Aerospace Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2016-17
GOALS: Finish top five next year, and top three in two years
BEST GP MEMORY:
2017's finish and the progress made from last year
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2019
FUTURE PLANS: Design engineer for  major Defense Contractor

 

Grand Prix has taught me to manage my time a lot better, since Grand Prix is only one of many extracurriculars I am passionate about at Purdue.
NAME: Jonathan Williamson
ROLE IN CREW: 2016-17 Mechanic
MAJOR: Computer Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2016-17, 2017-18
GOALS: Top 5 by Final Season
BEST GP MEMORY: In the pit, when our kart wouldn't start on the first lap.  Then fixing it and watching it go on to win 7th place.
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2020
FUTURE PLANS: Artificial Intelligence Systems Designer

 

Grand Prix has taught me to look intently at every detail of an engineering problem. In Grand Prix, the smallest mistake could cost us the entire race.
Grand Prix has taught me good hands on experience in building go karts.
NAME: Abhilash Bora
ROLE IN CREW: Track Worker
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2016-17
GOALS: Help the team finish in Top 5 next season
BEST GP MEMORY:Finishing 7th after starting a lap behind everyone due to an engine failure.
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2020
FUTURE PLANS: Mechanical Engineer

 

Grand Prix has been a good chance for me to further my involvement in extracurriculars.
NAME: Ankeet Annapur
ROLE IN CREW: Track Worker
MAJOR: Computer Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2016-17
GOALS: Win 2018 GP!
BEST GP MEMORY: The great comeback of 2017!
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2018
FUTURE PLANS: Computer Engineer

 

NAME: Tristan Shahin
ROLE IN CREW: Data Analyst
MAJOR: Aerospace Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2016-17
GOALS: Top 5 finish in 2018!
BEST GP MEMORY: Working on the kart!
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2019
FUTURE PLANS: Aerospace Engineer for a large company

 

Grand Prix has taught me quite a bit about mechanics in racing, as well as time management skills.