Most mechanics can only dream of making it to the world championship paddock. I know I’ve got what it takes. Over the past four years, I’ve been tested under pressure in the AMA pro series, working with the top teams and riders in the United States. There is no room for errors in this industry, and I don’t settle for anything less than perfection.
A winning team is built on much more than the best riders and the best bikes; team chemistry is critical. I make it a priority to earn the trust and respect of every rider I am assigned to. The teams I have worked with value my positive outlook and calm demeanor. My work ethic, attention to detail and passion for motorcycles make me an extremely valuable asset to any team.
After many years working with the top motorcycle road racing teams in the U.S., I’m ready to take the next step and head across the pond.
Jan 2013 - Present
Meen Motorsports (AMA Pro roadracing)
Chassis mechanic for #85 Jake Lewis on Motosport.com Meen Yamaha R6 in the AMA pro road racing Daytona sportbike championship.
2014 season highlights:
- Second place in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike championship
- 2 wins, 4 podiums
- Back-to-back wins at Laguna Seca and Mid Ohio sports car course (click for videos)
- Third place finish in the 2014 Daytona 200 (click for pit stop video)
- One mechanical (electrical failure)
2013 season highlights:
- Jake Lewis named 2013 rookie of the year
- 5th overall in the DSB championship
- 3 podiums including two second place finishes
- Aside from Jake burning his clutch in the Daytona 200, we had no mechanical failures in the 2013 season
Our race bikes were built and serviced at Graves Motorsports. I was trained on how to build a Graves spec Yamaha R6 by Gary Dean. Before each race, I spent a week or two at Graves servicing chassis, installing engines, and fully sorting the bikes. Graves is a proper race shop and my time spent there was the most valuable learning experience of my career. In 2013, I was also the driver of the Meen Motorsports race transport (non commercial license). In the 2013 season, I fully customized the interior of our race hauler and drove it to every race with the team owner.
Apr 2013 - Oct 2013
T3 racing/ Michael Corbino Racing
I traveled with Michael Corbino to England in between the AMA rounds and wrenched for him at Silverstone, Cadwell Park, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Brands Hatch in the 2013 Triumph triple challenge. He leased a T3 prepped bike and was battling injury and new tracks; his best finish was a 6th. Traveling to and from England from race to race was a great learning experience and it gave me a slight taste of what it would be like to travel with a world championship team.
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Chief Mechanic / Chassis
Bartels Harley Davidson Racing
2011 & 2012 season highlights:
AMAPRO XR1200 series
Rider: #29 Tyler O'Hara
- 5 wins
- 13 podiums
- Zero mechanical failures
Xr1200 motor and chassis were built and tuned by me. We took third in the championship for 2011 and 2012 and had two wins at Indianapolis MOTOGP weekend. We lost the 2012 championship by disqualification at the last round (unnecessary contact by the rider).