Potkanowicz To Speak At the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Dr. Edward S. Potkanowicz, assistant professor of exercise physiology, has been invited to speak at the Stand 21 “Racing Goes Safer” Safety Seminar to be held during the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 19. Stand 21 is a world leader in head to toe, made-to-measure racing gear and a company committed to finding and testing new materials, options, and processes that will help to develop the safest products.
Potkanowicz’s talk, titled “ The Heat of Competition: Practical Strategies for Managing Heat Stress,” will address the thermoregulatory challenge of competing in the motorsports environment. Additionally, he will offer the attendees - driver, engineers, and team principals - recommendations for how to best prepare for competition, how to hydrate during competition, and how to recover from a competitive motorsport event. The Long Beach Grand Prix is the longest running major "street" race held in North America. Begun in 1975 as a Formula 500 race on the streets of downtown, it became a Formula One event in 1976 and is currently part of the IndyCar schedule.