Test Your Cat Racing Knowledge - Answers

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You’re part of a race team at the Daytona International Speedway and you need to know how many miles per hour your car must travel to make a lap around the track. The track is 2.5 miles long. Your car made a lap in 45 seconds. There are 3600 seconds in an hour. Your car is going:

a) 150 miles per hour
b) 175 miles per hour
c) 200 miles per hour
d) 225 miles per hour 

Cat Racing driver Daniel Hemric got a behind-the-scenes look at Caterpillar this year. Which of the following machines didn’t he operate on that visit?

a) 16M3 Motor Grader
b) 993K Wheel Loader
c) D5K Track Type Tractor
d) 789D Mining Truck

Cat Racing driver and Heinricher Racing principal Jackie Heinricher is a scientist by trade and started her own biotechnology company. What plant is the focus of her work?

a) Lithop
b) Venus Fly Trap
c) Bamboo
d) Corpse Flower

Your job is to determine the budget for tires for a race. If a 24-pound, 1/8 inch racing tire costs $375 and the estimated life of a tire is 100 miles, what is the minimum dollar amount you need to budget for a 500-mile race?

a) $1875
b) $1500
c) $3000
d) $7500