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#1 Unread post by icee221 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:52 pm

21 years old from michigan going to school in florida for bikes. After school I am looking for a race team tech job. How would I look into this more. I could ask my te4achers but they are all ex dealership owners nothing to do with racing. Its almost as if they frown on it. I am wondering should I just start calling suzuki, kawasaki, honda etc. and start asking them. Do i go to some races problem is I dont have the money for that. But i dont want money to stop this from happening. ANy ideas let me know.

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#2 Unread post by crazypj » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:32 pm

I work at MMI in FAST program (evenings).
If your at MMI call in (if your at Wyotech your SOL).
Did some work for Ian Lougher when I was at Two Wheel services (Bridgend, South Wales)
http://www.ianlougher.com/
Your unlikely to go directly into a major or minor race team and you also have to get your face about at race meetings.
Probably need to hook up with a good club racer and help out (its going to cost you for a while)
Its not as glamorous as you think working on race bikes.
You also have to be REALLY good at what you do
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#3 Unread post by BeyondThePaint » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:40 am

What kind of motorcycle racing? drag? Moto GP?
the best advice I can give you is to take a bunch of resume's to the races and hand them out. A big plus for most race teams would be if you had a license to drive a large truck. The bigger the team, usually the bigger the rig they drive. Usually the drivers are the mechanics as well. I would add that to my list of things to do.

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#4 Unread post by Smokin Sam » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:47 am

Here is how it works. Research a shop that likes to race. Try to get a job there doing whatever you can. (Preferably in the shop.) Work your a$$ off for them and volunteer at the track for them. Git er done! Sam.

See you at the Ashcroft, BC CMDRA drags on July 17/18. We're gonna Git er done!
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#5 Unread post by jassica » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:06 am

You could try photography. Once you establish yourself, you have access to all sorts of racing and other sports. It's a great chance to watch the newcomers develop and move up. I've done it for over 20 years and have seen several kids go on to the big time.

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#6 Unread post by Amilia5 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:12 am

Helpful discussion!

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