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Rod Fuller

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
His father was a race car driver, so he spent most of his childhood working on cars with him.
While he was in college, everything he did was focused around his racing career; he didn’t even attend his graduation because he had a race that day.
From an early age, he was mentored by the founder of Walmart, Sam Walton.
At one point, Sam questioned him about why he wanted to be a race car driver and what would separate him from all the others—this motivated him to go back to school.
He later went on to become one of the first race car drivers to receive a Master’s degree.
Was also the first in his family to go to college, and because of this, he counts his education as his greatest accomplishment.
Says that winning races is an amazing feeling, but it doesn’t compare to what he is doing now helping others mold their careers—”That’s something that’s going to last for forever”.
Believes that “the world would stop without mechanics”; encourages young people to gain technical skills and learn how to work on things because that field is always going to be there.
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Career

Vice President of Operations

I am a former NHRA drag racer and consultant who works to grow a company that let's you test drive exotic cars.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Engineering
Helping People

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You have to enjoy fixing things and problem-solving. Basic technical or mechanical knowledge is necessary (you can learn this in school or from practical experience). Always remember to enjoy your accomplishments and celebrate them.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get out there and ask questions. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this industry, now is the time to do it. Mechanics are a dying breed, but we need them. Research your options and whether a technical school or 4-year college would best suit your goals.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"There are so many race car drivers that can do what you do. What makes you so special?"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

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