By Cathy Zeltner
The Toledo campus of Owens Community College hosted their annual Lincoln Motorsports Welding night on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Welding simulators were available for attendees to try welding. The two highest scores of the simulator won welding helmets from Lincoln Electric Company.
Welding demonstrations took place during the event and guest speaker Karl Hoes of the Lincoln Electric Company presented. Hoes is a Lincoln Motorsport welder and performs welding on nationwide, NASCAR, and IRL vehicles. He is also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association of Wisconsin and involved with IRL and ARCA Truck Series.
Local business representatives such as Toledo Speedway, Norwalk Raceway park and Attica Raceway Park were also available to offer information. Race cars, trucks, midgets and other vehicles were available to view and drivers and/or representatives were available to speak with.
Among the drivers available to speak with was Ron Miller. Miller has been driving the number 35 Save-A-Lot car for 50 years. Monster Truck Grave Digger driver, Charles Pauken, was also at the event, with his son, Charles Pauken III, who drives a ¼ midget car.
Lincoln Motersport Welding Night took place in the Transportation Technologies building and the surrounding parking lot.