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Keaton Hendrickson

2015 AMA Superstock + 2016 Supersport Champion Chassis Mechanic

No Half Measures

Most mechanics can only dream of making it to the World Championship paddock. I know I’ve got what it takes. Over the past six years, I’ve been tested under pressure by the highest level of road racing in America, working with the top teams and riders in the United States. Although American Road Racing is not in its best form, I have always applied a level of professionalism that is on par with the world championship.

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. I also know how important it is to have fun. There is no room for errors in racing, and I don’t settle for anything less than perfection. 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.

Racing History

Sep 2015current

Chassis Mechanic

Y.E.S. Extended Service Graves Yamaha

2016 season highlights: Chassis Mechanic for #31 Garrett Gerloff

  • First Place in the Motoamerica Supersport championship
  • 6 wins, 15 podiums
  • This was my first year working on a factory team, it was also the first time either me or Garrett Gerloff have won a professional title.
  • Zero Mechanical failures 

Offseason

  • Headed the Graves Spec Yamaha R3 development project assisting in design and building of 10 customer Graves spec yamaha R3's
  • Built numerous customer Graves spec R1s and R6s
Jan 2013Sep 2015

Chassis Mechanic

Meen Motorsports 

2015 season highlights: Chassis Mechanic for #2 Josh Herrin and #27 Joe Roberts on Yamaha R6

  • I built and maintained all of the Meen Motorsports R6's and worked primarily on Josh Herrin's R6 while at the track
  •  Second place (again) In the Motoamerica Supersport championship
  • 4 race wins and 11 podiums in Supersport.
  •  We won almost every Superstock 600 race in the 2015 season with Joe Roberts and won the title. I built and maintained Joe's bike in between races.
  • one engine mechanical for Josh Herrin

2014 season highlights:

 Chassis mechanic for #85 Jake Lewis on Motosport.com Meen Yamaha R6 in the AMA pro road racing Daytona sportbike championship.

  • 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

Apr 2013Oct 2013

Chassis Mechanic

T3 racing/ Michael Corbino Racing (British Championship)

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 2011Sep 2012

Chief Mechanic / Chassis

Bartels Harley Davidson Racing

2011 & 2012 season highlights: 

AMAPRO XR1200 series

Rider: #29 Tyler O'Hara 

  • 5 wins (2 time winners at Indy MotoGP weekend race)
  • 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).

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Yamaha

Chassis Mechanic for #85 Jake Lewis on Motosport.com Meen Yamaha R6

Chief Mechanic for #29 Tyler O'Hara at Bartels' Harley Davidson Racing