Team Director/Suspension Tech at Monster Energy Graves Yamaha
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.
2017 season highlights: Chassis Mechanic for #1 Garrett Gerloff
2016 season highlights: Chassis Mechanic for #31 Garrett Gerloff
2015 season highlights: Chassis Mechanic for #2 Josh Herrin and #27 Joe Roberts on Yamaha R6
2014 season highlights:
Chassis mechanic for #85 Jake Lewis on Motosport.com Meen Yamaha R6 in the AMA pro road racing Daytona sportbike 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.
2011 & 2012 season highlights:
AMAPRO XR1200 series
Rider: #29 Tyler O'Hara
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).