After attending two MotoGP races at Laguna Seca as a guest of friend, Colin Edwards, Jay was even more determined to become a fixture in the road racing community. It has been a very quick 3 ½ years for Jay, as he has progressed at an incredible rate. He has challenged himself every year and set his goals extremely high each season, but he has continually met or exceeded every expectation. Making his way from the mini classes to the big bikes was not an easy task for Jay, but he has made it appear effortless with his smooth, seamless, intelligent and controlled riding. Gaining accolades along the way, Jay has become a fierce competitor and a force to be reckoned with.
The CMRA has been the stepping stone for great riders such as Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz, Colin Edwards, and Ben Spies. It is Jay’s long term desire to follow in their footsteps and have a career to rival theirs. He has a love for riding and racing, and knows that it takes hard work to be successful. Jay has been training at the Texas Tornado Boot Camp for 2 years under the watchful eye of two-time World Superbike Champion and current MotoGP racer, Colin Edwards, and his staff. He has ridden with some of the best racers the AMA, WSBK, and MotoGP has to offer, and has held his own against them. The boot camp has made a huge difference in the way he rides and has boosted his confidence considerably. Though he simply can not get the dirt out of his system, and loves to cross-train with motocross as well, road racing is where his heart is.
For 2013, he plans to campaign his Yamaha R6 with the CMRA full time, as well as select events with WERA, in A Superstock Novice, A Superbike Novice, B Superstock Novice, B Superbike Novice, C Superstock Novice, C Superbike Novice and Formula 1 Novice classes. Also with the CMRA, Jay will be riding in the Formula 4 Mini Endurance class on a Kawasaki Ninja 250 with team Ryderhard Racing. This year is no different from any other, and Jay has set his goals high again, and has a top 3 finish in all sprint classes in his sights.