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Amsoil Snocross visits Two Harbors High School

Two Harbors High School senior Carson Wenger is presented with a $200 scholarship Wednesday, Nov. 21. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)1 / 3
Amsoil Snocross team owner Steve Scheuring speaks to shop students at Two Harbors High School. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)2 / 3
Students from the Two Harbors High School shop class gather around a racing snowmobile inside the Scheuring Speed Sports racing team trailer as the team visited the class Wednesday, Nov. 21. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)3 / 3

Two Harbors High School students got a behind-the-scenes look at the world of snowmobile racing when the Amsoil Snocross race team visited the school Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Approximately 40 students in Mike Fitzpatrick's shop classes, and a few others from other classes, crowded into the shop to look at the custom racing sled, meet the race team and hear from team owner Steve Scheuring.

It's a tradition for the team to visit the school before the Amsoil Duluth National at Spirit Mountain.

Scheuring encouraged students to continue to work hard in their studies, emphasizing a focus on technology, math and shop classes.

"Study math, kids — it's important," Scheuring said. "Especially in racing."

The team, based in Aurora, Minn., parked their mobile shop outside the high school shop doors and gave the students a tour of the space while answering questions.

The team is on the road for about 120 days per year. Due to this schedule, Scheuring said the key to becoming part of his team is "having a good attitude."

"I won't have anyone on my team who has a bad attitude," Scheuring said. "It's fun when we all get along, and you can't have anyone who doesn't have a good attitude in that situation."

Scheuring also presented a $200 scholarship to senior Carson Wenger.

Teri Cadeau

Teri Cadeau is a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. 

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