-The 2015 season was full of trials and tribulations, of heartache and excitement. My background is in Desert Racing. In this type of racing you have to set up the car to perform in an extremely harsh environment with big wheel travel and lots of top end speed. Don’t get me wrong it is a lot of fun, but prepping the car and making the trek with the family and pit crew can be extremely difficult. Not to mention that my family and friends only get to see me for a few minutes at the crack of dawn when we jump on the course and maybe for 10 seconds when we finally pass by the spectator area again. I love what Lucas Oil Regional has done by providing a family friendly environment, safety and lots of racing close to home. For the 2015 season, we had to really work on setting up the car for the short course. We had to adjust the amount of wheel travel we had and shorten it to help get the car around such a tight track. Remember in desert racing size doesn’t matter, there were many times when we were flat out at 120 plus MPH with only a few long sweeping turns. In short course it’s all about the turns! It took me quite a while to learn this new style of driving.
-I got into racing because my dad used to race desert and he wanted me to follow in his footsteps. He raced for most of his life, winning several championships in class 16 and class 12. I started racing BMX when I was four, and the day I turned five I started racing stock cars. I got into short course when I was about eight or nine years old and got second place in my first race.
Can you give us some information about the company?
Ntensetees has been providing quality screen-printing, embroidery, stickers, and banners. We also have our own graphics department. We have done work with Rob MacCachren, Carl Renezeder, BFG, Live Fast, and Terrible Herbst to a name a few, as well as our own brands Bajajunkies and Terrafemma which is our female brand. We have been in business for over fifteen years; providing not only apparel but banners and stickers. Race teams as well as businesses have relied on the services of Ntensetees for many years.
You made the transition from J1 to J2 karts this season; tell us how your season is going so far?
My first year in J2 is not going too bad. I got on the podium in my third race. I am sitting fifth in points with two races to go. I hope I can stay in fifth place or better. Not too bad for my first season in my J2.
-What was the path you took that got you started in short course racing?
I grew up going to the desert and after a freak accident where my face was burned at age six, I couldn’t go in the direct sunlight for a year. I wanted to ride my dirt bike still, so my dad took me to Barona Oaks where the track and pits were mostly shaded. That is where my racing journey began! My short course racing started with the invite from Jason Weller to drive his SR1 for one race in 2012. Soon after I had him build me a ca and I have been hooked ever since!