An Ardrossan Elementary alumni made a return to school on Thursday (Jun.14).
 
Teachers and kids from the school got a first-hand look at the thrill of racing from former student Sean MacDonell, a local sprint car driver.
 
"It's really flattering seeing how excited all the kids are," said MacDonell. "It kinda gets the word out that there is more than just hockey in Alberta, so we like to spread awareness and introduce the kids to something a little different."
 
IMG 6461 Students checking out Sean MacDonell's #9 sprint car.
 
Last week, he generously donated 500 tickets to the school to watch him race at Castrol Raceway’s Nite Thunder event and today he stopped by the school to give students an up-close look at his sprint car.
 
“I had never seen a race car before so it was cool to get up close to one,” said Ole Harding, Grade 1 student at Ardrossan Elementary. “I liked the race too. He was driving so fast and passing everyone. I definitely thought he was going to win.”
 
IMG 6486A student checking out Sean MacDonell's #9 sprint car.
 
At the school on Thursday, MacDonell spoke about his extensive racing career, which started when he was at Ardrossan Elementary.
 
MacDonell has represented Canada at international events and has recorded 15 wins in the North-American Speed Association. 
 
IMG 6536Sean MacDonell talking to students at his former school, Ardrossan Elementary.
 

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