zMarch 23, 2020 Mentor Line Up – MSR Cresson CCW

Respect the Craft Mentors

Doug Frenchak – “Dougie 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! If you can attend the CMRA Races and Watch Doug duke it out at the front it’s an amazing show! Doug has a PB at MSR Cresson of 1:14.8 !!!

Art Fonseca – GM Mentoring and Lead Mentor

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 1:19 at MSR Cresson

Ben Goodling – CMRA Expert and Sport Rider Coaching Coach: formally a Texas state MSF instructor.  Ben has a specialty in lightweight riders and racers on Ninja 300, R3 and similar machines but coaches all skill levels on all bikes. Ben holds a personal best of 1:19 at MSR Cresson!

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 1:24:38 at MSR Cresson where she is also a Member!

“Pops” Felio – CMRA Expert #120 Pops like to focus on observing the riders, giving feedback for improvement, and then watching them grow in real time on the track. We are super excited to have him with us for this event! Pops has a PB at MSR Cresson of 1:20

AJ Jacobson – CMRA Expert, AFM Expert – New to Texas but not new to the scene! She has arrived and we are delighted to have “honeybadger” with us! In one season she has already achieved a PB at MSR Cresson of 1:23:4

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. Paul’s PB at MSR Cresson is 1:19

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! Rob has a PB at MSR Cresson of 1:24

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 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.

Damien Kimbrough – Harris Hill Member and Instructor for “How we Roll”

Grew up in Germany and Italy, fell in love with motorcycles when I saw Top Gun, it turned into an obsession and passion as soon as I saw Kevin Schwantz at Hockenheim racing and how thousands of people  covered the Autobahn to go watch. My first motorcycle was a 1992 NSR-250R which I crashed in 15 minutes after saving up 3 years to get it. Since then I’ve owned a 1993 GSX-R 750, 1999 TL1000R, 1996 CBR-900RR, 2006 GSX-R1000, and a 2015 R1. First time I ever touched a race track was the Nurburgring Nordschliefe, since then I’ve been lucky enough to ride Nurburgring GP track, Mugello, Valencia, Anneau du Rhin, Spa, Hockenheim, Oesrschleben, Circuit of the America’s, and Harris Hill Raceway.

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.

Dave Hawes – CMRA Novice Racer,  Dave has been riding, racing and coaching for years.   Super nice guy and will jump through hoops to help people. 

Bobby Crandell – CMRA Racer – Another 3:16 Trackdays rider/customer has joined our team. Bobby attended our first event ever at Harris Hill Raceway on Labor Day 2018. He went on to WIN the B SuperStock Championship, and took 2nd overall for B Superbike and C Superstock! Bobby is now a CMRA Expert and happens to have a PB at MSR Cresson of 1:20:58

Cliff Partee – ParteeRacing, CMRA Racer – Cliff has been road racing now for 4 years and has competed on an R6 as well as R3 – he brings experience racing both machines to the table. In addition to that Cliff formed Partee Racing and is developing some very nice decal products.

David Aue CMRA Racer – David is Literally a Sensei !! He Owns and Operates a martial arts business and is not new to mentoring others. He has been working hard on and off track and racing this year. I am delighted to have made a new friend and have him join our crew! We race in the same class and this year it’s ON !!

Control Riders – 3:16 Trackdays Will have control riders at the event in case a Mentor needs help,  and also in case someone can’t make it and is sick.   In addition Control riders will be watching riders on track and “keeping an eye” on things.  

“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!

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.

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 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! And for the heck of it my PB at MSRC 1.7 CCW is 1:28:1