Engine performance is one of the most pertinent factors in winning an auto race. With car racing such a popular sport and hobby worldwide, there are numerous employment and business opportunities for auto mechanics professionally trained in high-performance racing engine repair and building. Professional mechanics or even weekend hobbyists can learn the skills to repair and rebuild racing engines in as few as two days by attending professional racing engine schools.

ETC Racing Engine Programs

ETC offers hands-on Racing Engine Programs in various areas of automobile and motorcycle mechanics. The Racing Engine Program was designed by professional racing engine builders and can be completed in an 18-hour, two-day weekend class. Instruction topics include engine assembly and disassembly, cylinder head setup, computer software, racing engine maintenance, and related topics. The cost of tuition for the Racing Engine Program is $1,250; in some instances, union workers may qualify to have tuition expenses absorbed by their education benefits.

ETC, Inc.

112 Algana Court

St. Peters, MO 63376



School of Automotive Machinists

Formerly Northwest Engine Supply--builder of performance racing engines--the School of Automotive Machinists was established in 1985 and earned state approval in 1989. The school offers a comprehensive hands-on curriculum with instructors who have extensive experience in the race car industry. Course programs include block machining, cylinder head machining and CNC machining. Financial aid and job placement assistance are available.

School of Automotive Machinists

1911 Antoine Drive

Houston, TX 77055



Reher-Morrison Racing Engines

Reher-Morrison Racing Engines was founded and is still operated by a team of award-winning International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) auto racers. It is a full-service racing engine building, repair and retail company. The company also has a racing engine school on-site, with classes held in the racing repair and building shop. The cost of tuition for the program is $1,095 per student, with a 10 percent discount if enrolling with someone else. Course topics include cylinder head theory and practice, engine assembly, precision measurement and component selection. There are also a dyno session and question and answer sessions, as well as a complete engine assembly manual for home study.

Reher-Morrison Racing Engines

1120 Enterprise Place

Arlington, TX 76001



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