Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Drag racers visit Cerritos College

The Matco tools Dragster can reach speeds of 333 m.p.h
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The Matco tools Dragster can reach speeds of 333 m.p.h

Automotive students at Cerritos College were introduced to Matco Tools & top fuel drag racer, Antron Brown and his 498 cubic inch Hemi engine, 8,000 horse power dragster. 

Matco Tools also presented the professional world of the drag racing culture with its numerous career opportunities to students as well.

Drag racer Antron Brown has been blazing a trail in his career with a top speed of 333 mph. on the quarter mile track.

He’s taking time off from racing to make known the various career opportunities to today’s automotive student. 

Jobs like auto technician, machinist, fabricator, media & public relations. ‘It’s a cool program.

We get to go out and talk to different students about careers. We get to explain the different opportunities that the racing world has to offer. 

“Racing is actually a new business, not just a hobby,” Brown adds, “The list goes on and on what you can do in racing now, it’s a full gambit of job opportunities.”

Automotive major Vicente Cruz is part of Cerritos College’s Ford ASSET program. “I would like be in this career, it’s cool. I want to work on racing cars. Anything, like Indie Cars,” Cruz said.

Regional Business Development Manager Rick Beck explains how Matco regularly reaches out to automotive students for the very purpose of recruiting auto students into the Matco family.

“What we like to do is get our driver, Antron Brown, in front of the classrooms to talk to the students about the education and the opportunities to be a race car driver or racing technician. We realize these students are the future of this industry of Matco’s business,” Beck said.

Auto Major Sherman Dickenson thought Matco put on a great presentation. He plans on becoming part of the drag racing culture once he becomes a technician.

“This meeting showed me to just go for it,” Dickenson said.

Students interested in finding out more of this program can log into matcotools.com/teched
Registered students receive a 51 percent discount on Matco products.

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