Dad is the pit crew. When
we were karting, he built the karts from scratch doing all of the tooling
work himself. He built a jig and went on to build the karts. On the
hornet, he built the roll kage. He does all the body work. He is the
head mechanic. Building two race cars take a lot of dedication and hard
work. The boys' learn a lot working beside their Dad. And, he was the
crew chief! I say was, because the boys now know more than he does.
The Hobby Stock was challenging and a new learning curve
for Dad. He definitely taught the boys about hard work, long hours,
and perseverance as he built this new race car. The boys have learned
a great deal and can definitely help out on all the engine work and
The SportMod presented yet another new challenge and
steeper learning curve due to the amount of adjustments that could be
made. The team never stops learning. Richard Wilson built the first
car for CBR and Randy Wilson did the sheet metal work and the engine
work. Dad and the boys had to do the assembly. Mom took on the new challenge
and did all the vinyl graphics on the car. In the pits, Randy and Uncle
Rich are our extended crew as we couldn't jump to this next level without
2015 marks the year for the build of the first Homemade
Chassis. In the years following, the boys continue to work beside their
Dad to improve the car. Other than the shocks, I don't think there is
anything they can't build or repair.
Mom is the team owner. While she
jumps in to lend a hand when she can, she mainly views her job as keeping
the team fed, taking pictures, updating the web site, making the stickers
and funding the operation!
2020 marks the next new challenge as the boys opt to
move to USRA and run B-Mods. While the car looks just like a SportMod
on the outside, there are a number of changes made and yet another challenging
year and big learning curve. Matthew leads these efforts as this is
Jacob's first year returning to racing after a long break due to being
away at University.
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The Crew Pictured in 2007
The Crew Pictured in 2008 at
the IMCA National Banquet
2009 The Entire Crew
2016 Win at Topeka
2017 Win at Salina
2018 Win at Salina