Discovery Channel Features UNC Charlotte Motorsports

Date Published: 
October 21, 2014

UNC Charlotte Motorsports Engineering students Jerry Dahlberg and Eric Fleischhauer, along with alum Sam Hellman, join faculty member Dr. Tkacik on the Discovery Channel to discuss water tunnel testing involving NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow. Using the 5th largest water channel in the United States, located in the Motorsports Research Building at UNC Charlotte, they discuss the safety impact of NASCAR switching from a wing back to a spoiler.

You can find the video on the Discovery - Daily Planet page. Under the video window click the "Segments" tab, expand the dropdown menu and select the "Racecar Water Test".

You can also watch the entire "Episode 153 - October 15th, 2014", and the segment featuring UNC Charlotte starts at the 12:45 mark.