NHRA Launch Program
NHRA Launch – Motorsports Careers’ mission is to provide career opportunities to those with a passion for motorsports. Formed through a collaboration between the Vance Family Foundation and the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA Launch – Motorsports Careers will facilitate connections between passionate individuals and companies within the motorsports industry for FREE.
Working closely with NHRA to develop the program behind the scenes over the past year, Pro Stock Motorcycle legend Terry Vance envisions NHRA Launch – Motorsports Careers as the starting point for the next generation of motorsports and automotive professionals. “Look at Robert Hight [Funny Car champion] and Mike Neff [Funny Car crew chief] and all the guys that have come through the sport that had to know somebody in order to make it happen. If you don't know anybody, you're kind of out. I know what that feels like, and it is a lousy place to be. I want NHRA Launch – Motorsports Careers to help kids not feel that way.”
The Vance Family Foundation’s $1 million contribution fully funds the program through its startup and rollout, which provides NHRA’s dedicated staff the resources necessary to facilitate connections between job seekers and employers within the industry. NHRA selected Sr. Manager of Marketing and Research Mike Rau to oversee the program with Marketing Manager of NHRA Launch – Motorsports Careers John Baadilla, handling day-to-day program operations, and each will utilize their own unique backgrounds and experiences within the motorsports field to execute the program.
Job seekers are welcome to explore the career portal available in the top ribbon, reach out to our dedicated staff via email [email protected], or call 626-250-2330 to receive résumé advice, interview coaching, and additional information on the program. Employers within the motorsports community looking to fill open opportunities should email [email protected] or call 626-250-2330 to get on board.
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