MacLaren Engine Takes to the Streets

Though it wasn’t able to be used in any racing competitions this year, an engine built by MacLaren youth and their instructor is still getting noticed.

(Above, Butch Stetson, who teaches in the Moody Industrial Arts auto shop at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, guided youth to build an engine for a drag racing team.)

Youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility recently learned how to build a drag racing engine from their teacher, Butch Stetson.

The engine, which was completed early this year, was meant to be used for the Jefferson High School Auto Club’s drag racing competitions.

Stetson delivered the engine to the auto club’s adviser, Spencer Johnson, who posted a YouTube video on its features:

Although competitions and public school has been canceled due to the stay-home orders from the governor, Johnson has been taking the completed engine around the community to let his students fire up the engine and to rev up support for the program.

Read more about the engine build: Building Engines, Building Skills.

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