- Senior Board
- President & Business
- Productions & Public Relations
- Special Events
- Junior Board
Caitlinn Lineback is a senior from Lafayette, IN majoring in Food Science. She is entering her fourth year with the Foundation, previously having served on the Business Junior Board for the 2016 race, the Director of Business for the 2017 race, and Director of Administration for the 2018 race. In addition to being a member of the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation, Caitlinn is a member of Purdue Ag Ambassadors, Food Science Club, Food Science Envoys, and Glenwood Cooperative. Her favorite part of Grand Prix is continuing a Purdue tradition that has brought excitement to campus for 62 years!
Director of Business:
Austin Hubbell is a senior from Rushville, IN. He is currently working to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Marketing. This is Austin’s third year with the foundation, previously having served on the Sales Junior Board for the 2017 race and Director of Facilities for the 2018 race. Outside of the Grand Prix Foundation, he is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity and a College of Ag Ambassador. His favorite part of Grand Prix is helping to continue the tradition of Students helping students and providing a wonderful environment for racing.
Directors of Race:
Kathleen Jacobs from Huntington, IN, is a senior dual majoring in Ag Economics and Ag Communications. This will be her fourth year being involved with Grand Prix , previously having served as a Grand Prix Ambassador for the 2016 race, Director of Promotions for the 2017 race, and Director of Business for the 2018 race. In addition to her involvement with the Grand Prix Board, Kathleen is involved with Purdue Old Masters, Purdue Mortar Board, Ag Council, Ag Week Task Force, as well as Collegiate Farm Bureau. Her favorite part of Grand Prix is the rich traditions it holds and the ability it has to bring both alumni and students together to share their matching excitement for both Purdue and the Grand Prix.
Brandon Long, is a senior from Dyer, IN. He is studying Network Engineering with a minor in Management. This is his third year involved in Grand Prix, previously having served as a Junior Board member for the 2017 race and Co-Director of Race for the 2018 race. In addition to Grand Prix, he works one of the two replay machines for Purdue basketball and football home games. He also works as a Network Engineering aide for ITaP. From 2006-2010, he raced karts at a dirt track called Jules Raceway in Wilmington, Illinois. As Co-Director of Race, he is responsible for ensuring that practices, qualifications, and the race are completed safely. In addition to ensuring the safety of race events, he is also responsible facilitating the technical inspections conducted by the safety officials. His favorite part of Grand Prix is the passion that the teams bring to the track and the energy on race day.
Directors of Sales:
Jarrett Burroughs is a junior from Brookston, IN majoring in Sales and Marketing. He is entering his third year as part of the Grand Prix Foundation, previously serving as the President’s Assistant for the 2017 race and Co-Director of Sales for the 2018 race. In addition to being a part of the Foundation, Jarrett is part of the Agribusiness club serving as a member on the Ag week committee in order to promote the club to other students on campus. His favorite part about the Grand Prix Foundation is being able to be a part of one of the oldest traditions at Purdue and also meeting new people.
Brooke Schafer is a junior from Chebanse, IL. She is studying Plant Genetics and Agricultural Economics with a minor in Breeding and Biotechnology. This is her third year with the Foundation, previously having served on Junior Board for the 2017 race and Director of Special Events for the 2018 race. Brooke is also involved in the Collegiate Farm Bureau, Ag Ambassadors, and Sigma Alpha sorority. Her favorite part of Grand Prix is the opportunity it provides to be a part of one of Purdue’s biggest and most well known traditions, while also helping other students.
Director of Facilities:
Travis Lineback, from Lafayette, IN, is a sophomore majoring in Agriculture Systems Management. This is his second year on the Foundation, previously serving as a member of junior board for the 2018 race. As Facilities Director, Travis works to manage the track and equipment, endure safety of drivers and spectators, and improve the infrastructure. Outside of Grand Prix, Travis is also a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. Travis enjoys making memories with his family on race day.
Director of Productions:
Mike Skvarek is a senior from Schererville, IN. He is studying Network Engineering Technology, with a minor in Electrical Engineering Technology. This is his second year involved in Grand Prix, previously having served on Junior Board for the 2017 race and President's Assistant for the 2018 race. In addition to Grand Prix, Mike does video production on the side and works as a Student Lead on the Network Engineering aides team for ITaP. Growing up, he worked at a racetrack, called Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, IN, where his passion for racing grew. His favorite part of Grand Prix is seeing all the planning that is done throughout the year come together for the big event and the atmosphere on Race Day.
Director of Public Relations:
Molly Wagner is a junior from New Albany, IN. She is majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This will be her third year with the Grand Prix Foundation, previously having served on Junior Board for the 2017 and 2018 race. Outside of Grand Prix, Molly is a involved with Purdue Society of Women Engineers and Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Her favorite Grand Prix memories include bringing back the Queen tradition at Race 60 and seeing the passion and excitement of drivers, teams, and alumni on race day.
Director of Scoring:
Adam Rose, from Granger, IN, is a junior majoring in Network Engineering Technology and minoring in Management. This is Adam's third year serving on the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation, previously serving as part of the Scoring Junior Board. With responsibilities that include accurate time keeping and signal monitoring, the scoring director is directly responsible for ensuring that all results are valid and precise. The Purdue Grand Prix scoring technology has dramatically advanced throughout the years, as now every cart is fitted with an electronic transponder unit, which signals lap times and trigger points throughout the track. Outside of Grand Prix, Adam is also involved on campus with FarmHouse Fraternity. Adam's favorite part of the race is hearing the engines start up on race day.
Director of Special Events:
Cayley Wilson, from Melvin, IL, is a junior studying Animal Science with a minor in Communications. This is her second year with the Foundation, previously serving as a Promotions Junior Board member. Her responsibilities as Director of Promotions include assisting in promoting the race and events leading up to it through working with local media and various groups throughout Purdue. She also helps plan and execute events associated with the race such as Grand Prix Day and the Victory Banquet. In addition to Grand Prix, Cayley is also involved in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Block and Bridle, and Sigma Alpha sorority. Her favorite part of Grand Prix is experiencing the amount of work that is put in the race year after year.
The Race 62 junior board is coming soon.