Episode 139 – Steve Baker – Rocket Chassis

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Rocket Chassis builds late model, dirt track race cars. They take pride in providing their customers with everything they need to be successful, including access to an expansive network of over 30 dealers across the US and Australia, a large inventory of parts and components, vast in-house technical knowledge and superb service.

Steve Baker, co-owner of Rocket Chassis, went on his first racing trip with his family when he was just two weeks old to Morgantown Speedway in 1957. He has been involved in racing ever since.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:50 Steve take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a little behind the curtain look into your company.
  • 3:50 How did you get started in the race car business?
  • 5:28 What is your 30 sec. pitch for Rocket Chassis?
  • 6:10 What type of builds/ products do you offer at Rocket Chassis?
  • 7:26 What separates a Rocket Chassis race car from the competition?
  • 8:34 What has it been like to follow your passion and turn it into a business?
  • 9:42 What is the thing you’re most excited about for your business right now?
  • 11:47 What geographic market does your business serve?
  • 13:14 What components are include in your complete car builds?
  • 13:38 How fast do these cars run?
  • 14:13 What has been your best business moment so far?
  • 15:30 What has been your worst business moment so far?
  • 15:55 How long was your business shut down due to Covid-19?
  • 16:21 What is your one take away from the shut down?
  • 16:46 PWV Commercial Break
  • 17:11 What is the long term vision you have for Rocket Chassis?
  • 18:13 Are there any famous people who have driven a Rocket Chassis car?
  • 19:39 How do you attract new customers?
  • 20:50 What is one of the biggest challenges you face right now?
  • 22:06 What is one piece of advice that you would give to young business owners/ entrepreneurs in WV?
  • 23:09 What is one thing you do everyday that you think contributes to your success?
  • 23:50 What is one book or podcast that you’d recommend to our listeners?
  • 25:18 Is there anything else you would like our listeners to know about Rocket Chassis or your story?
  • 26:33 What is the key to surviving a long-term business partnership?
  • 28:01 How can our listeners learn more about Rocket Chassis and get in contact with you?
  • 29:44 Outro

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