WyoTech has returned for its third season as the “Official Technical School” of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the fastest-growing motorsport in America. WyoTech also sponsors two leading NHRA teams Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson and Competition Eliminator racer Bruno Massel, Jr. Nearly a dozen recent WyoTech graduates are crew members on top NHRA race teams, combining their extensive training with their passion for cars and competition.
WyoTech students receive training that emphasizes not only technical skill, but personal and professional development and team work. They are well-prepared and valued by top NHRA teams and other racing organizations, many of which have hired WyoTech graduates.
Thomas Livingston is one such graduate a crew member of the 2007 NHRA POWERade Funny Car World Championship Team. “Being able to do what I do is awesome. WyoTech is there to teach you the industry standards and how to maintain that professionalism. It got me to where I am today,” Thomas said. “When I started at WyoTech, I didn’t realize how much professionalism and discipline was necessary to make it in the ‘real world’ but the WyoTech instructors made sure I was always at the top of my game.”
“We take pride in the fact that many of WyoTech’s graduates have gone on to prestigious roles in racing and other industries,” noted Frank Stryjewski, WyoTech Division President. “WyoTech training provides a great technical foundation and our specialty courses in High-Performance Powertrains and Motorsports Chassis Fabrication offer the extra edge required to break into today’s coveted motorsports careers.”
WyoTech graduates currently working for top NHRA teams include: John Benshoof, crew member, David Powers Motorsports NHRA Top Fuel team Carl Boyd, crew member, Millican NHRA Top Fuel team Gage Fairchild, crew member, David Powers Motorsports NHRA Top Fuel team Jeffrey Imhoff, crew member, Steve Johnson Racing NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team Zach Ingram, crew member, Hirata Motorsports NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster team William Pickett, crew member, Cruz Pedregon Racing NHRA Funny Car team Mark Stewart, crew member, Don Schumacher NHRA Funny Car team Garrett Whaley, chief mechanic, Klement Racing NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team
“As we enter into our third season of sponsorship of the NHRA, we’re reaffirming the high value we place on our partnership with the NHRA. It’s the perfect place to showcase where WyoTech training can lead and displays how the combination of skill, knowledge, teamwork and passion can yield incredible results,” said Stryjewski.
For more information, please visit WyoTech.edu or stop by the WyoTech booth at one of the NHRA POWERade Series.
WyoTech is a division of Corinthian Colleges Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. WyoTech offers degree and diploma programs in the field of automotive, diesel, collision refinishing, motorcycle, aviation and marine technology, as well as construction trades. In addition, WyoTech offers advanced training programs in applied service management; advanced diesel; advanced automotive diagnostics; street rod and custom fabrication; motorsports chassis fabrication and high performance power trains; trim and upholstery technology. There are currently eight WyoTech campuses located across the U.S. WyoTech is the Official Technical School of the NHRA and a proud sponsor of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer, Steve Johnson.