Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Life of a Junior Engineer

Meet Drew Nabb. At just 24 years old, this kid from Maryland is traveling all over the country learning what it takes to be a race engineer. Drew’s dad used to race power boats so he got a need for speed early on, but it wasn’t until he went to engineering school at Kettering University that he really got bit by the racing bug. Throughout school, Drew and a group of students got hands on experience building Formula SAE cars. Drew even used his free time to race – this time behind the wheel with Autocross Racing. Some guys on the team give Drew a hard time because he looks like he could be the son of Technical Director John Probst. We asked Drew if John gives him any special treatment for the resemblance and Drew replied, “No. I actually get extra harassment for that.” What a good sport.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jess said...

I just felt bad since Drew's entry didn't have any comments. ;)

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Drew's former HS automotive teacher, and someone who has been beat badly by him while autocrossing, I can say he is in the right job.
Here's a pic of him early in his career:
http://www.pbase.com/mperry/image/17875205
an early autocross:
http://www.pbase.com/mperry/image/18258516
and a more recent one
http://www.pbase.com/mperry/image/52275251

Mike Perry

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

Engineers rock. Not that I'm biased, as I'm studying mechanical engineering myself.

5:45 AM  

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