Students revved up over Madison College's NitroX event

NitroX Racing Event at Madison College

I feel the need --- the need for speed.

During the week of June 20, more than a dozen area middle school students will be participating in Madison College's first-ever NitroX Camp. Students will be doing activities that revolve around the transportation skilled trades, which include automotive and diesel/heavy equipment. That includes fixing, servicing and operating gas-powered, remote-control race cars, like those that run at the Clark RC Park.

The highlight of the week will be Friday, June 24, when students race their cars at the Truax East Court parking lot. Driving practice begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by races at 10:30 a.m. Come out and cheer on the students.

For more information about the NitroX summer camp, please contact auto technician instructor Marty Prew at

Meanwhile, check out these links to learn more about high-demand careers in Automotive Technician, Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing and Diesel and Heavy Equipment at Madison College.