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  • Began motorcycle drag racing in 1973 in Sacramento, California, on a 3 cylinder Kawasaki 500
  • Served in the United States Army as a Hawk Missile And Launcher Mechanic, 1973 thru 1975
  • Graduated with honors from Utah Technical College in 1978
  • 1978 professional motorcycle mechanic at Plaza Cycle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Worked as line mechanic and service manager in Kawasaki / Harley Davidson dealership 1980 - 1984
  • Moved to California in 1984
  • Began working at Kawasaki Motors Corporation in 1985 as Product Support Technician, promoted to Product Support Specialist 1989, moved to Media Relations in 2000. In 2003 relocated to current position of Kawasaki Team Green Shop Foreman / 4 Stroke Specialist
  • 2008 Earned Associate of Science degree with Certificate of Machinist from Orange Coast College
  • 2009 Earned Associate of Arts degree from Orange Coast College
  • Accomplishments/Time line
    • Working as a Kawasaki Product Support Technician, prepared the1st stock street bikes to go over 155 mph, 165 mph, and the stock ZX1100-C1 that Motorcyclist Magazine ran at over 176 mph in 1990 - a record that stood for nearly a decade
    • 1988 Dragbike USA West - Funnybike Champion
    • 1990 Dragbike USA - Funnybike Champion
    • 1991 Dragbike USA - Funnybike Champion, set e.t. and mph records at 7.04 and 202mph with a 10” tire motorcycle
    • 1992 First Kawasaki factory-contracted drag racer
    • 1992 AMA/Prostar Top Fuel Champion
    • 1993 NMRA Top Sportsman Champion
    • 1994-96 Built and developed first “new” generation-powered professional class dragbike, the ZX11
    • 1997 First “new” generation-powered dragbike to run the _ mile in 6 seconds at over 200 mph
    • 1998 AMA/Prostar West - Funnybike Champion
    • 1998 AMA/Prostar MPH record. Set in Chicago, Illinois, at 210.11 mph
    • 1998 AMA/Prostar #2 in National Funnybike Championship
    • 1999 AMA Prostar West - Funnybike Champion
    • 2000 Hires Chip Ellis to be Funnybike Rider for 2000 season
    • 2000 Rider Chip Ellis finishes #3 and earns “Pro Rookie of the year”
    • 2001 Rider Chip Ellis wins 4 of 7 events and resets mph record to 210.18 mph – still stands as of 2005. Ellis finishes #2 in AMA/Prostar National points championship
    • 2002 Chip Ellis wins 4 of 8 events finishes season with National Funnybike Championship
    • 2003 Steve returns to the seat of the powerful ZX11
    • 2005 Steve leaves Kawasaki and starts Steve Rice Racing Products full time
    • November 2005 the first running of Top Alcohol Motorcycle at California Speedway, Pete Steuri of Salt Lake City wins the first event
    • 2006 marks the first full season of the Top Alcohol Motorcycle series.
    • July 13th 2006, Rocky Mountain Raceway's first motorcycle over 200 and sets track speed record 203 mph
    • October 15 2006 Sacramento Raceway's first import over 200 mph setting both ends of the track record for an import 6.85 @ 206 mph
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