If you tune into the Camping World Truck Series race at O'Reilly Raceway Park tonight, you may see a couple of teens and their instructor give the "Start your engines" command.â†µ
Wondering who they are? It's actually a neat little backstory.â†µ
North Dakota natives Jonathan Anderson, 18, and McKenzie Nordland, 17, captured the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Championship last month with the help of instructor Jim McFagden.â†µ
Basically, Anderson and Nordland had to diagnose and repair cars that had purposefully been damaged for competition. The duo was the only team in at the nationals to have a perfect score.â†µ
As a reward, they got to shadow Roush's No. 16 Nationwide team last week and will serve as honorary pit crew members for Saturday night's race.â†µ
Plus, they'll be the grand marshals for tonight's AAA Insurance 200 Truck race.â†µ
So in case you're watching tonight and see them give the command, now you know.