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I can't help with race stuff since I don't race, but here's my advice:
Come up with a system. Figure out what works and do it the same every time. Use a checklist for packing/unpacking. If you have pretty much the same people every time, assign everyone a job that they're responsible for. Practice. Seriously...invite the whole crew over and practice loading/unloading/setup/teardown.
Since you have an enclosed trailer, you might have the ability to leave a bunch of your stuff in the trailer. Spend some time setting up the trailer with hooks/racks, tiedown eyes, etc to make it easier and faster to load/unload.
My wife and I Sport Tour on our BMW bikes and after a few years, I finally wised up. I used to spend all night before a big trip finding all of our grear, accessories, tools, spares, and electronics. Then I spent some time and money getting everything so that it's basically ready to go at all times. All of our gear stays in the saddlebags, electronics are either already on the bike, or on chargers on a shelf in the garage. Instead of moving some tools from my toolchest in the garage to the bike, I just bought duplicates of everything that I carry on trips and keep it on the bike at all times. All I need to do to be ready to go on a trip is pack whatever street clothes I want, toss the camera in the tankbag, and we're ready to rock and roll.
Another thing that really helped us was we started taking care of any cleanup/maintenance tasks immediately after a trip instead of saving them until right before a trip. If we come back from a trip with worn out tires, I spoon on new tires the week after we get home. Same with regular service stuff like oil changes. Any gear that needs to be cleaned is washed right away and put back in the bikes so it's ready to go.
Really, the biggest things that will help are planning and organization. Take some time to figure out what takes the most time and what you could do to streamline those things.
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