One common belief is that to initiate a career in the motorsports industry, you need to have a keen interest in auto racing from an early age and the proper understanding of the equipment used in the different areas that comprise the motorsports industry.
Yes? You sure? Because, a career in motorsports can be difficult… But…. motorsports IS one of the most exciting and fascinating fields to make into a career. And there are hundreds of career opportunities within motorsports encompassing constant breakthroughs in technology such as autonomous, electric, hybrid technology, and more.
We all know about the power of learning by doing; there’s nothing quite like it. You can read books, you can attend lectures, and you can take the tests but there’s nothing that enhances learning quite like actually getting your hands “dirty” (or in this case, “greasy”).
Mike Fragomeni, the founder of Top EV Racing, is developing a beast of an electric dragster with the goal of competing with its noisy, ground-shaking counterparts – top fuel. Yes, there’s nothing quite like having your pants shake as the nitro cars blast past you but…
Alex is the Co-Founder of Self Driving Track Days, the world’s first open testing and development events for autonomous vehicles (https://www.selfdrivingtrackdays.com) and the Head of New Projects at Sense Media Group (https://www.sensemedia-events.com). His experience includes AutoSens (https://www.auto-sens.com), the world’s leading vehicle perception conference, AutoSens TV (http://bit.ly/autosenstvsub), and the Autonomous Zone at The London Motor Show.
In today’s highly competitive world, it has become more important than ever before to make a good first impression. This is especially true in your journey to a career in the Motorsports industry where the right qualifications, and even more importantly, the right kind of attitude and enthusiasm are critically reviewed by employers.
Jarett is a graduate of North Carolina State University who majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College in 2014 with Dean’s List accolades every semester. He is a race car driver, having competed in Go-Karts, Formula 2000, USAC Midgets, Sprint Cars, Silver Crown cars, Supermodifieds & Grand Am Rolex Series.
Gemma currently serves as the Deputy Editor for Racecar Engineering Magazine, and at the time of this podcast, she was a F1 ™ Trackside Engineer at Pirelli. She has also held a Technical Writer position at Racecar Engineering Magazine, has written for eRacing magazine, and serves as a Course Representative for Cranfield University. Gemma demonstrated […]