Respect the Craft Mentors
JC Camacho – MotoAmerica Racer for Team MotoHana Racing and a CMRA Expert – We are so excited to have JC on the team! Such an impressive young man who just graduated from UT Austin with a degree in Marketing! He has been racing his entire life and truly love this sport. He holds a PB of 1:33.2 at MSRH and will also be doing a in depth track analysis session during the day open for all participants to attend!
Doug Frenchak – “Doogie Fresh” – I call him “his fresnhess” he has inspired me to treat this sport more serious and actually use my brain and train. Since meeting Doug I have not crashed again and I no longer get tired on track. This man trains seriously for this sport! Doug has several Expert Championships including 2017 F1 Expert, Superstock A, and Suberbike A, and has held the #3 Overall Plate! Doug has a PB at MSRH of 1:33.8
Steven Shakespeare – MotoAmerica Racer and CMRA Expert – “Shake” just keeps getting faster and better all the time he currently holds a PB of 1:37.2 at MSRH !! Shake loves racing and simply infects everyone with his passion! He also competes on a Ninja 400 and is SHAKING UP the light weight class! Shake just made his debut in MotoAmerica!
Paul Garcia – CMRA Expert – Paul is an amazing guy, I have been watching his racing career since he was a novice. He is always in the front group and keeps getting better and better! I am so excited he has decided to join us! Paul holds a PB of 1:35:53 at MSR Houston!
Zach Vonler – Lead Instructor “Respect the Craft”
CMRA Expert, CMRA Novice Champion, Harris Hill Club Member
Zach is a lover of all kinds of bikes, having ridden and raced bicycles and motorcycles most of his life. He instructed for RideSmart from 2013 through 2016, and won the 2014 CMRA Novice championships in the D Superstock, D Superbike, and Lightweight Twins classes. He’s been a motorcycle member at Harris Hill Raceway since 2012. He’s not racing actively but is still quick and studies the craft! For example in 2017 he ran a 2:29 at COTA on a Aprilia Tuono! And has a PB Lap Time of 1:42 at MSRH
Art Fonseca – GM Mentoring and Lead Mentor for Respect the Craft,
CMRA Expert Racer, Former Ridesmart ARC Instructor, Member of TXSR Leadership Team– Having been an organizer for Texas Sport Bike Riders since 2014, Art has extensive experience in organizing rides, meet and greets, events, and leading training sessions. Additionally, he was a contributing member of RideSmart Motorcycle School, an Austin-based organization which hosts track days at all Texas tracks to include Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Art served as a school instructor for beginner and intermediate level classes and led the Advanced Riders Course. Art holds a personal best laptime of 1:39 at MSR Houston!
John McKenzie – CMRA Expert, Instructor, TXSR San Antonio Founder –John grew up riding dirt-bikes as a child and later in life lead to realizing his passion racing sport-bikes. An Expert racer in the CMRA, he won several Novice sprint and endurance class Championships. He has worked with hundreds of individuals as a motorcycle track coach for the last 5 years. He also has experience training for different technology companies in his day job. He takes pride in bringing fellow riders to the track and giving them the knowledge and guidance needed to achieve their goals.
Paul Carter – Coach, Instructor, Mentor, TXSR San Antonio Founder and Owner of Sport Bike Repair in San Antonio Texas. – Paul is quite possibly the most experienced “coach, instructor, mentor” in the entire line up. Paul has helped countless riders get to “level 3” aka advanced etc.
Love to Ride Mentors
Kier Garcia – Lead Instructor
CMRA Racer, Harris Hill Club Member and Lead Instructor for How we Roll and Intro to Track at Harris Hill Raceway – “Hi everyone my name is Kier Garcia and I’ve been doing track days for about 5 plus years. Been teaching and Harris Hill Raceway for about 2 years and going. Just recently got my CMRA license to race. Love riding the track,racing and most of all teaching.”
Marquis Davis – Lead Instructor
Harris Hill Member, Instructor, Professional Track Videographer
Marquis Davis, born in Okinawa, Japan. Started riding at the age of nine on dirt bikes, in high school started riding cruiser motorcycles. Started riding Sportbike in 1993. First track day was at the HockenheimRing in Germany. Been doing track days ever since. Now I have the opportunity to race on the FMD endurance race team with the help of Raceforthewounded.com. Also have been coaching other riders when I can. Attend riding classes every few years to keep learning and improving — being as safe as possible.
Sean Sudhakaran – CMRA Novice Racer, MSR Houston Member – Sean is a member at MSRH and currently a Novice CMRA Racer which won’t last long. He runs expert times and can churn out 1:38s regularly. I first met Sean while he was coaching his wife who also rides. I thought to myself … now that is LOVE for HER and the SPORT.
“JET” Jonathan Thayer – TXSR Organizer Austin, CMRA Racer – “JET” As we call him is one of my personal best friends and has done tremendous things for the community. In 2014 he started the “Second Sunday Easy Ride” In Austin Texas and helps new riders every month. I met him at Cycle Gear years ago and took him to his first trackday, he later on became an instructor with RideSmart and also became a CMRA Racer. He did his first round on his R6 at Hallet in May and WON his class in F40 Novice. He is a class act on and off the track and I am proud and blessed he is on the team!
Jorge Cando – TXSR Organizer TXSR Houston Group – Jorge serves as one of the organizers for TXSR Houston where the entire idea of “mentorship” comes from. TXSR takes riders on controlled rides, sets up events, and attends trackdays. Jorge has literally wants to help give back to the community and is coming all the way from Houston to do it!
Shandra Crafford – CMRA Expert and MSR Cresson Club Member – Shandra brings to the table years of road racing experience, the knowledge of a MSR Cresson as a Club Member, and the skills that allow her to run a personal best of 1:44 at MSR Houston!
Jason Abbott – CMRA Racer, Harris Hill Instructor – Jason instructs at Harris Hill, Races in the CMRA and enjoys helping riders “find the lines” and become better riders.
Rob Green – CMRA Racer and former Coach – Rob Green is an avid road race fan, dirt bike rider, and all around lover of the sport. He has an infectious positive attitude and we are thrilled that he will be working with us!
Ignacio Pedregon III Owner:Operator, CMRA Racer, Instructor, Safetey Officer at Harris Hill, and CMRA Novice Racer – Hi Everyone if you made it this far in the page I hope you are as excited as I am for this event! I am one of the founders of TexasSportBikeRiders.com where the idea of “Mentoring” was developed. I have worked with several trackday organizations and developed this unique and new format where the mission is to deliver “enjoyable and usable track time”. I will be out there riding with everyone, getting some video, and giving feedback, encouragement, and helping provide the best product for you!