Special Guest – Nate Kern BMW Factory Test Rider
Nate Kern – BMW Motorad Factory Test Rider will be with us on Memorial Day courtesy of Team Mancuso Powersports tmpsw.com who has arranged Nate to come show us the new BMW S1000RR, there will be demo bikes available as well for those who are interested in purchasing one of these fine machines! Nate will be showcasing and teaching about the machine and then will ride with us on track. Nate always has something exciting up his sleeve!
Track Drive – CMRA Expert Alonzo Contreras – We are so pleased that Alonzo will join us in the morning and lead the track drive for our customers. Within the local racing community Alonzo hands down is one one the most experienced riders of MSRH and he will go over key points of this track with us! Alonzo holds a PB of 1:36.7 at MSRH
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 is about to graduate UT with a Masters Degree! 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 – CMRA Expert – “Shake” just keeps getting faster and better all the time. He is an expert racer with CMRA and 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!
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!
Yorke Oldfather- CMRA Expert – Yorke loves this sport and community, he has partnered with his main sponsor Bergquist Law Firm bergquistlawfirm.com to bring 3:16 Trackday prizes to watch parties and the TXSR group. Yorke has several years of coaching experience and races on big bikes and light weight bikes. Yorke holds a PB at MSRH of 1:42
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
Cliff Partee – ParteeRacing, CMRA Racer – Cliff has been road racing now for 3 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.
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!