WORKLINKS TAKE THE CHECKED FLAG AT WILLOWBANK
Ten lucky young people received special invitations to meet drivers and
watch practice at the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway today.
The participants from Worklinks Inc, 'Youth Connections programme', were offered the special treat by Team Bray racing , 1320 Racecars and Willowbank Raceway.
The participants had been chosen as a reward because they had displayed the values that are encouraged in the Youth Connections programme.
During the visit, the participants met some of Drag Racing elite - Victor & Ben Bray the 9 times national championship winning father and son team, well respected race car designer Grant O'Rourke from 1320 Race Cars and ANDRA TV presenter Dean Neal.
The young people witnessed some of life's virtues, such as striving to achieve excellence, teamwork and good sportsmanship, in action, as drivers and support crew prepare for the largest drag racing event held outside of North America.
Team Bray Principal - Victor Bray: "The day out offered more than just a chance to feel part of an international sporting event".
Of course the young people were really excited about the chance of seeing the cars and drivers but the visit to one of the world's great drag racing events also reinforced many of the lessons at their youth connections programme".
Willowbank Raceway's Managing Director, Steve Bettes: "The youth were able to relate what they saw to different aspects of what they see back in their youth connections program, supporting everything from mathematics and science through to advertising, marketing and Television production".
Lynn Shannon - Worklinks Manager Partnership Brokers: "This was a wonderful opportunity for our young participants to experience this exciting industry and gain information about possible future career prospects". She expressed her thanks to all those involved in making this day a success.
Photos from today's visit are available on Team Bray's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/teambrayracing
Details on Worklinks Youth Connections can be found at this web address