Two students from Western Technical College in El Paso, Texas, will live 300-mph dreams that thousands of other vocational students would trade part of their summer vacation for.
Nine-year US Army veteran Kody Throop, 27, and Joshua Lerma, 23, will work as interns for 11-time NHRA world champion Don Schumacher Racing when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competes at Denver, near San Francisco and Seattle between July 19 and August 4.
Throop will assist on the US Army Top Fuel dragster driven by seven-time NHRA world champion Tony Schumacher, while Lerma will work with the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster driven by reigning champion Antron Brown.
Brown and DSR were introduced to Western Technical College by their longtime primary sponsor Matco Tools, which has a long relationship of supporting WTC. Matco Tools is the official mobile tool distributor of DSR.
Throop, a native of Soldotna, Alaska, is an Automotive major at the El Paso, Texas-based Western Technical College and is scheduled to graduate in October.
Lerma, from San Bernadino, California, will graduate from Western Tech’s Performance Tuning division on July 17.
The Western Swing begins July 19, 2013, with the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver.
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