Great News For Chi from the 2024 Purdue Grand Prix

Hi Everyone,  

As you may have heard, on Saturday the Kappa Sigma team brought home a 1-2 finish at the 2024 Purdue Grand Prix! This was an amazing accomplishment and we could not have done it without each and every one of you. We are still in shock, and the whole house is still celebrating our domination. We led from start to finish, with our 2 karts being the only ones to lead the race. Aidan did an absolutely perfect job and destroyed every record we could have imagined. As a rookie, Aidan finished first and led 158/160 laps. He beat the race time record, finishing it the fastest in all of history at this track. I finished 2nd, leading 2 laps after Aidan pit and before my pit-stop. I also would have beat the old record if Aidan wasn't in front of me (by a huge 18 seconds!!!). We put our stamp on the Grand Prix and are already looking forward to next year!

The house could not be more happy, and our team put in tremendous effort to get us where we are. The new kart that we built for Aidan was by far the fastest kart on track, and there was no competition for us. A 1-2 finish was as good as it gets, and we broke every record we could. Both karts worked perfectly with no issues throughout the race. Our pit stops were the 2 fastest pit-stops of the race, meaning our training over this Summer had an incredible impact not just for the pit-stops, but also easing some of the nerves as we have been in this situation before. From the start of last Summer, the kart we bought, the people we worked with, every race we entered, every practice day, and every single one of you allowed for us to work as hard as possible to absolutely dominate the competition. We could not be more thankful for all your support throughout these past years. 

At the awards banquet, we received 6 trophies. 

1. 1st place 
2. 2nd place 
3. Thomas L Green Award - Given to the Champion
4. Pole Position 
5. Most laps led 
6. Rookie of the Year  

Here are some of the news links from this past weekend, along with multiple photos of our team attached:

Purdue Exponent

Again, we are so appreciative of all the support you have given us. None of this would be possible without all of the support you have shown our current brothers. We look forward to doing this all over next year!


Raif and Aidan