The Lenoir Community College Automotive Systems Technology Program recently hosted its annual automotive update training class for area high school and community college instructors.

LCC Automotive Systems Technology Program Chair Slade Chatman said the class provides an opportunity to area instructors to see the latest technology in the field and to network with their peers.

The training this year included compressed natural gas, tire pressure monitors, basic electronics and a training/tour of three NASCAR complete race car building facilities.

The group visited Hendricks’ Racing and Museum, Charlotte’s NASCAR’s Hall of Fame in Concord, where they toured motor, head, framing, and chassis building areas of the facilities.

The second stop was Stuart Haas Racing/CNC Machining Shop in Kannapolis, where the group received a behind the scene tour of paint, sheet metal, body wrap shops.

The last stop on the group’s tour was to Richard Childress Racing Enterprise Inc. and Museum in Welcome. “Our tour guide was from Greenville so he knew about Lenoir Community College,” Chatman said. “He allowed us to take pictures in the shops and of the teams practicing pit stops. The instructors saw some amazing technology.”

Chatman said LCC Computer-Integrated Machining Program Chair and HAAS CNC Machining Paul Hill was very instrumental in helping with the connections for a behind the scenes tour for the instructors.

For more information on the Automotive Systems Technology Program, contact Chatman at (252) 527-6223, ext. 110.

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Pictured left to right, front row, are Jeff Keen of Louisburg High School, Demarcus Jones of Enloe High School, David Ruthedge of Southern Wayne High School, Steven Denis of Martin Community College, Michael Simon of Southern Nash High School, James Forbes of Nash Central High School; second row, Darren Smith of North Lenoir High School, Ed Moody of Southern Wayne High School, Ronnie Bowen of Ayden-Grifton High School, Mike Olmsted of Farmville Central High School, Jerry Jordan of Plymouth High School; third row, LCC Automotive Systems Program Chair Slade Chatman, LCC Automotive Systems Instructor Mike Becker, Donald Merritt of Jones Senior High School, and David Ginn of Greene Central High School.

Automotive Systems Update Training Class Held
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