I have always wanted to race. My first venture into racing was
in a 1987 Honda CRX at the local short track half-time with
another guy. After the first season, I decided to get my own
car, a '77 Porsche 924 so I could get more track time. Craig
and Jack helped a bunch with set up and fabrication.
Unfortunately, a spun rod bearing shortened my second
racing season, and considering that Porsche engines are
not a dime a dozen, I was finished. Craig suggested I should
try racing bikes. Looking back on my first year I have no idea how I figured it was fun. All I know is that
my first time on the 1995 Husky WXC250 Jack sold me was equal parts terrifying and exhilarating.
After high school, I started working at a local transmission shop. Once I got into riding, I started
hanging out here after work talking with Craig and learning how to maintain my dirt bike. In 2006, my
hobby became my job as well. After 11 years of being oily and grimy all day long, I was offered
a chance to work at Keytime Motorsports. I have learned a lot since then, and I am grateful for the
chance to help out fellow racers and enthusiasts in general. I learn something new every day.
A couple years ago I purchased a blown up Honda XR200.
The recipe is simple 1: Stroke the crank. 2: Let it breathe -
a: port head (remove all the extra aluminum) b: add Megacycle
roller cam set up. 3: Add compression and more displacement
66.5mm Wiseco piston and 12:1 compression. 4: Mikuni 28mm
flat slide carburetor to feed the engine. 5: Bigger exhaust
fabricated by me with an IDS2 Supertrap silencer.
With the engine assembled, it was time to find a chassis. After
much searching, I decided to use the original chassis and
modify it to fit me. I lowered the pegs around 1.25 inches. I
picked up a badly neglected and blown up Gas Gas 200. It
occurred to me that the 46mm Ohlins forks would be awesome on the XR as would be the DID rims
and disc brakes. As long as I was at it, I decided that the rear shock should also be an Ohlins. Instead
of shorting the 12 inches of fork travel, I extended the rear travel to match. I modified the frame to
accept the GG swingarm, and one of our customers helped me out with a real trick linkage knuckle
(THANKS TIM!!!) built to my specifications. A powder coated chassis, ceramic coated exhaust, new
plastic, tank, seat foam and cover complete the project. I will be the guy riding something you don’t
A new role
On December 21, 2012 it became official, I purchased Keytime Motorsports from Jack Potter. I have
taken a leap of faith going from employee to owner. I want to take this space to express my thanks
and gratitude first and foremost to the two men who's generosity and depth of knowledge have given
me the chance to move forward. Thank you to Jack Potter for your generosity and kindness. Thank
you to Craig Hayes for the education and depth of knowledge you have shared with me. I will work
every day to honor your investment in me.
I have no intentions of changing the business I love, I will strive to meet your ( the customers) needs
in the most complete and expert way you have come to expect. I will continue to be at events and most
importantly I will continue to ride. That is after all what all this is about.
As always if you have any questions or concerns call and I will tell you the way it is...