MEET THE TEAM 1 CREW!​

NAME: Tristan Shahin
ROLE IN CREW: Mechanic
MAJOR: Aerospace Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2020
FUTURE PLANS: Aerospace Engineer for a large company
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, 2017-18, 2018-19
GOALS: Win Purdue Grand Prix 62
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2019
FUTURE PLANS: User Interface Designer/Developer
Grand Prix has taught me how to interact with people, improved my knowledge of mechanics, driving skills, manage relationships, and most importantly problem solve.
NAME: Stefan Rust
ROLE IN CREW: Head Mechanic
MAJOR: Megatronics Engineering & Agribusiness
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2017-18, 2018-19
GRADUATION DATE: Fall 2021
FUTURE PLANS: Agricultural Engineer
I look forward to learning more about racing and it's mechanics at a more intimate level.
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NAME: Travis Gowan
ROLE IN CREW: Coordinator/Track Worker
MAJOR: Professional Flight
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2017-18, 2018-19
GRADUATION DATE:
FUTURE PLANS: Pilot
Our team has been working very hard in the fall and the spring. I’m really excited to see how we perform and learn from the mistakes.
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NAME: Nolan Lewis
ROLE IN CREW: Financial Manager/Track Worker
MAJOR: Aero/Astronautical Engineering 
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2017, 2019
GRADUATION DATE:
FUTURE PLANS: 
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NAME: Nate Kerr
ROLE IN CREW: Mechanic/Backup Driver
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering
SEASONS PARTICIPATED: 2018-19
GRADUATION DATE: Spring 2022
FUTURE PLANS: Motorsports Industry or Defense Sector
I'm excited to learn about the intricate parts of the kart and how to be the fastest on the track,  as well as how our team performs their role and works as a unit.