Our Team

Jaime Vasquez
33 Years At Kartek

Jaime Vasquez
Se Habla Español

I handle the race teams for Spain, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

I've been in the off-road racing industry more than half my life. Many years ago I worked for ProAm Racing as a machinist. Now I'm a life long proud member of the Kartek team. I am fluent in Spanish and always happy to help you.

Rob Roy
24 Years At Kartek

Rob Roy
I've been in the off road/automotive industry my entire life. I was born into the industry. My father owned and operated a VW shop from 1972-1990 and built and raced Baja’s and buggies and VW drag cars. I work with and consult International off-road race teams for Global races such as the Dakar Rally and Finke Desert Race in Australia. My hobbies and interests are my kids and studying American History. I obtained a Bachelor's degree from Cal State San Bernardino in American Studies in 2004.

Dave Bonner
18 Years At Kartek
@bonnerhawk25

Dave Bonner
Over 36 years of working, building, and racing in the off-road industry. I worked for FAT performance for 18 years. Then as a team manager and crew chief for a championship winning team before starting my own race prep shop that ended 2004. As a driver I've been a part of many great teams with wins in all the major off-road race’s including the Baja 1000 and 500. Currently I am racing short course in a pro buggy.

Daniel Sylvester
12 Years At Kartek
@the_sylvester

Daniel Sylvester
Professionally in the off-road industry for 11 years now. I specialize in off-road trucks and UTV’s. But I grew up going the the desert and sand dunes, so I have worked on or been around off-road racing and sand cars all my life.

Beanie Boy
8 Years At Kartek
@beanieboyracing

Jeff Alvarez from veedub parts unlimited and pierside parts unlimited
Se Habla Español

Jeff Alvarez aka "Beanie Boy". I have 28 years of experience in the VW industry. I was the manager of a VW shop for 23 years. Which includes engine building. I've been involved with Desert racing. Helping on several race teams. I pre-run in Barstow, Lucerne Valley, Parker and many other places. I'm bilingual, dedicated to customer service and satisfaction.

Jeff Black
5 Years At Kartek
@jeff_theogbird949_black

Jeff Black
I was born into a VW family, taking long vacations in a VW Westfalia with my folks and brother and sister. That transferred easily into off-road racing, with my dad taking us to races in Mexico, Arizona, and the California desert when I was still in elementary school. Working in the garage with my dad on family automobiles gave me a love of cars and how they work.
My first official job was at Scalzo’s Auto Parts in San Clemente where I sold parts and helped the owners prep their Class 12 and Class 1 racecars. One of my duties was to work on electrical issues, which is where I initially learned how to wire racecars and how to fix the types of electrical issues that occur during and after a race. After Scalzo’s, I worked at McKenzie's Performance Products for 11 years where I continued to learn about the off-road industry, while continuing to wire off-road racecars from Class 9 cars to Class 1 cars. I specialize in VW beam racecars, wiring, plumbing, and suspension setups, which I learned about while building my Class 5 Unlimited pre-runner.

Here's a photo of my old Baja. Roll cage was fabricated by Jon at Castle Fabrication. 1962 Class 5 Street Legal Baja Bug prerunner
Jeff Blacks Baja Bug

Matt Beckwith
5 Years At Kartek
@matt_b_1986

Matt Beckwith
I come from a desert racing family. I started going to the desert and to races as a young child, and started racing as a co-rider in a stock mini truck in the MDR series when I was 13 years old. I drove my 1st race at 15 and have been hooked ever since. I have an automotive background as well, being a diesel mechanic and a service writer. I was also involved in pit support for desert racing for many years with FAIR and was a board member for a number of years. My main background is Jeeps and desert racing as I ran Jeepspeed in their unlimited class for a few years. I look forward to growing with this sport and working with the amazing people in this sport of Off road racing.

Tylor Davenport
4 Year at Kartek
@tylordavenport

Tylor Davenport
Originally an Arizona native where I spent most of my life wide open in the desert. Most of my childhood I raced motocross. I always looked up to the offroad world knowing it was where I wanted to be, so when I got my first truck, it all went downhill from there. Currently I’m building a GMC Sierra on the weekends and expanding my knowledge weekdays here at Kartek. I aspire to assist in the Offroad community; whether it’s a few lug nuts or a full build, I’m here to get you what you need.
Tylor Davenport Truck