PARKERSBURG, WV - Herd Racing's pilot, crew and Formula 1 race boat went back to school this week. The team visited Blennerhassett Elementary School in Parkersburg, WV, on October 20 as a reward for 38 students who excelled in a friendly reading competition during the fall semester.
The two most improved readers in each of the school's 19 classes got to spend a little outdoor time with Herd Racing pilot Dana Tomes and crew member Danny Bee, as well as learn about the team's Hoffman Formula 1 tunnel-hulled race boat. The students got their photos taken with the "Racing to Read" theme boat and the most improved readers in each classroom got to sit inside the cockpit to get their photos taken behind the wheel.
Each of the students received a gift bag from the race team that included a learning puzzle and team postcard, and each also received an autographed race poster thanking them for their dedication to becoming good readers.
The event was of one of many free public appearances the team participates in each season in an effort to give back to the community.
Photo of Blennerhassett Elementary School student Abby Ferrell. Photo taken by Courtney Ferrell and used with permission.