"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Sigs Race to the Front in 57th Annual Purdue Grand Prix

Sigs Excel in Grand Prix 2014

Sigma Chi continues to excel in the annual Purdue Grand Prix go-kart race held at the end of the spring semester. The Sigs had two carts in the race driven by Greg Burns '14 and Alex Dexeus '15. Both completed the race with Greg’s cart finishing 4th, and Alex finishing 23rd.


One of My Favorite Memories

Greg commented, "Placing 4th in the Grand Prix this year was one of my favorite memories I have had so far at Purdue. Seeing all of the work my crew and I put in over the last several months was more rewarding than I can express. Grand Prix is one of the Purdue and Sigma Chi traditions that mean more to me than I ever expected them to. Beyond being an escape from school work, the team provides an opportunity to learn about engines, go karts, general mechanics, and teamwork. The team has proven to be competitive over the past few years and has the potential to take it to the next level next year."


Thanks to All Who Contributed

Members of the Grand Prix crew for 2014 included Brandt Rogers, Kent Skiles, John Mettinga, Spencer Owen, David Evans, Mack Hamilton, Greg Burns, Brandon Meixner, Pat Hughes, Andrew Pekny, Will Todd, Chuck Carpenter, Brian Wehrhan and Alex Dexeus.


The Grand Prix team would like to thank those alumni who contributed as sponsors, and to the Mom’s for holding an auction on Mom's Day weekend to help offset the costs of operating the two carts.