Meet The Team

Meet The Team

  • J. Bittle J. Bittle J, Bittle COO

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    Experience:
    Over 30 years of hands-on racing background, and his custom engines for competition, has competed in NHRA, SCCA, NASCAR, Off Road, and International competition.

  •  John Gerardy John Gerardy John Gerardy CFO

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    Experience:
    I caught the "car virus" early on in life and have not yet been cured. I don't think there is a cure! I'm still collecting interesting cars. Though my early interests were limited to American muscle cars, I have come to appreciate lots of cars from "across the pond".

  • Vickie Bittle Vickie Bittle Vickie Bittle Controller

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    Experience:
    Member of Texas A&M Sports Car Club, participating in Autocross, Timing/Scoring Aggiecross from 1978-1982 and Texas World Speedway

  • Bill McMahon Bill McMahon Bill McMahon Sales_Technology Mgr.

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    Experience:
    Over 35 years in the Automotive industry, 15 of those in Technology and Distribution. ASE Master tech (1980), APICS, Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and multiple technology certifications.

  • Bruce Tucker Bruce Tucker Bruce Tucker GM

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    Experience:
    Into fast cars since jr. high. Joined JBA in 2002. Member of the San Diego Roadster Club, Bonneville 200 MPH Club, SCTA, BNI, SCCA, NASA and SAAC. Former disc jockey at KGB-FM and graduate of SDSU and USD School of Law. Responsible for management of JBA Racing and custom tuning EFI vehicles (OBD1& OBD2).
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  • Austin Bittle Austin Bittle Austin Bittle Parts Manager

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    Experience:
    Raised at the race track and JBA shop since 1987. Restored a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 from a junkyard. Drag Racing since 2003, began competing in time/speed/distance rally's and AutoX in 2005. Run open track events1-2 times a year.

  • John Elderhorst John Elderhorst John Elderhorst Master Engine Builder

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    Experience:
    40+ year background in high performance automobile engine building and tuning. First working with J Bittle beginning in 1973, his career has included formal training by GM, Ford, Toyota, and Chrysler. Additional experience includes A.M.C. Dealer, Phillips 66 Service Station, Buick-Olds Dealer, Lincoln-Mercury Dealer, church clocks & bells with his Dad.

  • Mike Hill Mike Hill Mike Hill Parts & Service

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    Experience:
    40+ years in the automotive performance parts industry

  • Linda Hempsey Linda Hempsey Linda Hempsey Billing Specialist

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    Experience:
    Volunteer Extraordinaire; Soccer/Band/Field Hockey/Crew Mom; Computer Programmer

  • Gary Wilkey Gary Wilkey Gary Wilkey Lead Machinist

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    Experience:
    Over 30 years in the Automotive industry including machine work, engine building for street and dirt track race cars

  • Mike Evans Mike Evans Mike Evans Race Coordinator

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    Experience:
    Started in 1980 working with Jim's Mustang's restoring cars. Had my own '65 Mustang Fastback that I restored twice and helped many club members with their cars. Currently putting the finishing touches on a '55 F-350 truck here at JBA. Currently racing a'68 Mustang in the vintage Trans Am Series. Also racing a Vortech 2012 Mustang Boss 302 in the Nevada Open Road Challenge and Silver State Classic.

  • Tim Naylor Tim Naylor Tim Naylor Shop Foreman

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    Experience:
    30 years of experience. Owned shop in Connecticut for 12 years. Attended GM Training Center in Tarrytown, New York. Specializes in carburetor tuning and rebuilding, electrical systems and custom wiring, high performance building, installing and tuning, engine, suspension, brakes, exhaust and gear swaps.

  • Rick Ball Rick Ball Rick Ball Performance Tech

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    Experience:
    Over 30 years in the high performance automotive industry. This includes turbo experience, nitrous oxide systems and imports.

  • Rob Kulp Rob Kulp Rob Kulp Performance Tech

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    Experience:
    20+ years at dealerships and independent garages. Specializing in suspension, brakes, chassis work, alignments and Air Conditioning. Worked on a multiple race teams at El Cajon and Barona Speedway.

  • Tyson Williams Tyson Williams Tyson Williams Plumbing Specialist

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    Experience:
    Specialist in forced induction and high performance plumbing application and installation.