Auto Club visits Gateway Motorsports Park
You can add competitive racing to the list of interesting things members of the Priory family do. Junior George Hamilton and his dad, Steve, compete in formula racing, a competition in which racers build their own cars based on specifications given to them. Steve Hamilton started racing in the mid-90s, then took a hiatus when starting a family. He and George started again this year.
"My car looks like a big go cart," George laughed. "Sometimes in turns I'm pulling 2Gs though, and the car can slow from 130 miles per hour to 50 in under a second."
He added that though the car's top speed of 130 is slower than a NASCAR average, his car has faster turning and breaking. George's crew chief is Priory alum Thomas Weissert, '13, who's studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tulsa.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, Priory's Auto Club joined George at Gateway Motorsports Park for the last race of the season. There, George beat his previous personal record by 1.5 seconds. The Auto Club was shown around the car and the pit, met members of the pit crew and had access to all areas of the track facility.