Early on, I always had a passion for the outdoors and the natural beauty of it. Off-roading gave me vast opportunities to explore and see landscapes that I would have never seen otherwise. The comradery of the off road community is like no other and has given me some of my best memories. In my adventures, I was given a chance to be a part of a Desert Racing Team in the late 90's that fueled a new passion.
"Have you ever experienced anything that was so fun and intense that you were instantly hooked? Well for me it was racing". Started off turning a wrench, then as a co-pilot in a Class 10 currently Class 12. Over the years, with friends in multiple vehicles & classes, I was eventually at a point where I was able to do it myself.
While helping friends pit, prep or chase, I found that dropping a part in the dirt or loosing it, can be a serious bummer when your thrashing to get your car out of the pits during a race. Not to mention that one rock that is always strategically placed where you drop a knee or lay down on.
I have always been that dorky kid that took everything apart just to see how it worked, put it back together or even re-construct it in a way to be better. However I still have yet to grow out of it.
As I am, I'm always thinking... with my own race program, I wanted something better than a tarp to work on. I made some proto-type mats that checked a couple of the boxes that a tarp came up short on or just couldn't do. Since one of my companies was a shop that made whip flags and other textile items, I was able to explore the possibilities and different ways to get there.