At just 27 years old, Dakota Sargent is one of those guys who, once he fixates on a goal, he doesn’t stop until it’s achieved, and achieved to the highest degree. Dakota already has a rich and experienced work background
Car enthusiasts often have a field day when naming their creations. A lot of heart, time and character go into a specific build, and a good name serves as a way to symbolize the journey as a whole. To Travis
Trailers are the enemy to Stonington, IL native Jason Bliesner. If he needs to take his crown jewel of a build somewhere, he’s driving it there, showing it off, burning some rubber, then driving it home the next day. He
We often hear from shops looking to hire new employees. They want young guns who are eager to work and have experience. Many of these same shops say there isn’t enough good talent coming out of technical schools and that
You never know when you’ll be in the market for a new employee. You may be fully staffed right now, but what if you were to expand your shop, offer additional services, or need the extra manpower to handle the
The world is collectively trying to manage a health crisis, and families and businesses are suffering. Quality customer service has never been more important to your business. Your customers need to feel taken care of, now more than ever.
With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, classrooms, as we know them, are not in session. You can’t physically distance in a small class in real life, but you can online. Virtual learning is now the new norm across the country. The
Recently, I’ve been paying much more attention to Formula 1 racing than I ever have in the past. Admittedly, part of that reason is Netfilx’s documentary series on F1 called Drive to Survive, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. It has
As I’m sure many of you are seeing more of lately, a ton of “news” and predictions are constantly swirling about electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles taking over the new-car landscape. It’s all 2025 this or 2030 that or such
No matter who you are in this industry, we all share one thing in common when it comes to motorsports – passion. We all have passion for cars, trucks, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, various forms of racing, performance, engines, and so
You may or may not remember that Babcox Media, Engine Builder’s parent company, celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2020. Unfortunately, any plans we had to celebrate the occasion were squashed by the pandemic. Regardless, the feat is certainly one well-worth
With more than 50 years in the tire industry, John Gamauf, a retired Bridgestone-Firestone executive, has stories you won’t believe. He’s busted tires, survived the largest tire recall in history, traveled the world and made plenty of friends along the way. His friends in the aftermarket call him “Johnny g.”...
Total Seal Piston Rings’ Lake Speed Jr. came to Akron, OH toward the end of 2020, and Engine Builder took the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss his new position at Total Seal, how his background in tribology has translated to rings, and what he sees happening in...
We caught up with Leah Pruett at the 2019 SEMA Show to talk about her path to becoming a driver in the upper echelon of drag racing and what keeps her motivated to be the best driver out there – male or female.
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