Scanlon, from Pelham NY, is heading to Italy to be part of a pit crew for Forty7 Motorsports
ALFRED, NY, November 9, 2023 – Alfred State motorsports technology major Quinn Scanlon (Pelham, NY) is heading to Italy to work Lamborghini races. He leaves on Nov. 10 and will be part of Forty7 Motorsportspit crew as a tire changer.
“Before I got here, I had no experience participating in any sort of races. I had been to a few races as a spectator and I always enjoyed it. I thought it was a great experience to just hear all the noise and see the cars go by. It was just a great feeling.”
Scanlon will travel to Italy and will take part in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final. He will be with the team the whole week through testing, practice, qualifying, and the actual races on Nov. 18 and 19.
Scanlon credits the professors for getting him right in the action. “Within the first three weeks of class I was at an event in Ohio pit marshalling. I got my feet on the track, and I got this feeling that I wanted to chase. The professors help push you in the right direction if you are willing to listen and if you are willing to put in the work. The program will take you far and Alfred State is special for that.”
Motorsports technology professor Andrew Smith sees opportunities like this as important to his students. “One of the things that sets Alfred State motorsports apart is that we get our students up to speed and out there with teams. First at the amateur level, then they move on to semiprofessional level, and like Quinn Scanlon here to the pro level while they are still students.”
“Teams do not want people that do not have experience. This kind of activity allows our students to not only have that experience but have their first professional first job already landed and working while they are still students.”
Scanlon looks forward to the racing but also is excited to see the different landscape and taste authentic Italian food. “I have been trying to keep my cool about it, but it is kind of a big experience.”