GoPro Motorplex Strives for Safer Drivers, Safer Roads with Donation to Mooresville Graded School District’s Driver Education Program

(From Left to Right) GoPro Motorplex Owner, Justin Marks, Driver's Education Instructors, Kristin Eastmer and Ann Clark, GoPro Motorplex President, Dan Kraus

(From Left to Right) GoPro Motorplex Owner, Justin Marks, Driver’s Education Instructors, Kristin Eastmer and Ann Clark, GoPro Motorplex President, Dan Kraus

It was with great pleasure that GoPro Motorplex presented their donation to the Mooresville Graded School District’s Driver Education Program at the December Board of Education meeting last night. The donation consisted of a check for $3,500 and three GoPro HERO4 Silver cameras for use in classroom review of in-car driver training.

As an outdoor kart racing facility in Mooresville, GoPro Motorplex understands that speed and racing belong on the track, not the streets. They take driving seriously and are passionate about making Mooresville’s roads as safe as possible, starting with the education of young drivers.

“As our business has grown and more and more people in the region are getting involved, it was important to us to get to the point where we can start to give back,” said GoPro Motorplex owner, Justin Marks. “We wanted to make a contribution to the Driver’s Education Program here in Mooresville because we are racers and we like holding that steering wheel and going fast, but we recognize there is a great responsibility tied to that as well. This donation will supplement the great work that Ann Clark, Kristin Eastmer and all of the Driver’s Education staff already do on a daily basis to educate the students in this community to be safe drivers.”

Currently, Mooresville Graded School District’s Driver Education Program trains 480 students per year. Students spend 30 hours in the classroom and six behind the wheel during the course.

GoPro Motorplex’s donation will go toward the maintenance and purchase of driver’s education vehicles and other program expenses The donation of GoPros, cameras known for their ability to film point-of-view, will provide a unique asset for students to record their driving for review with an instructor.

“The Driver’s Education Program is one we are concerned about because of the recent cuts in funding,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards.  “It’s especially concerning because this program represents a sense of safety and presents an opportunity for all of our students to learn the importance of driver safety. The incredibly tremendous donation from GoPro Motorplex is certainly appreciated and will help keep this program going.”

About GoPro Motorplex:
GoPro Motorplex is a world class, state of the art, 0.7-mile kart track and racing facility. When it opened on October 8, 2012, GoPro Motorplex became the finest example of a multi-faceted, turn-key, karting center in North America. By integrating an on-site karts, parts and service retail center, as well as a diverse schedule accommodating seasoned karters, arrive-and-drive rental racing, corporate/group events and national touring series races, GoPro Motorplex is the premier source for all things karting at every level of the sport. For more information on GoPro Motorplex, visit www.GoProMotorplex.com.

About Mooresville Graded School District:
The Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) is located in the town of Mooresville approximately 30 miles north of Charlotte in the Southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. A district of approximately 6000 students, MGSD consists of three elementary schools, two intermediate schools, one middle school, and one high school which includes an advanced technology and arts center campus. For more information on MGSD, visit www.mgsd.k12.nc.us.

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