TEAM MEMBER BIOs

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ROD FAZEKAS

Driver: 1966 Chevy Nova NNFC

Rod is a race car builder, welder and fabricator. His custom work not only includes SEMA Show Cars and Custom Motorcycles, but also custom Homes! Rod was first introduced to the world of cars, motorcycles and fabrication by his father, Rodney, who was also an avid motor sports enthusiast and car builder. Fazekas began his career as a welder and race car fabricator at S&W Race Cars & Components. In 1993, he left S&W to open the doors to his first custom fabrication and specialty construction business. After twenty years of construction, he decided to return to his ‘roots’ by forming Rod’s Custom Fabrications, specializing in Motorcycles, Street Rods and Race Cars. Since his youth, Rod would always find time to go racing, working as a mechanic with AMA Pro Motorcycle Flat Track teams and as a 15 year crewman with Pro Race, Inc./Hanna Motorsports Jets. In 2009, Rod purchased the original 1979 Hanna Eastern Raider Nitro Funny Car (rolling chassis & body)  from its second owner. He painstakingly restored it to it’s original condition, making required NHRA safety upgrades. Rod campaigned his car as a BB/FC in 2011 & 2012. Now, he is building two Nitro Nostalgia Exhibition Funny Cars for himself & Jill to entertaining both New and Old-School FUEL Funny Car fans with trademark long & smokey 1970’s style burn outs! Rod was born, raised and currently resides in Pottstown, PA with his wife and their pets. 

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DENNY LAUTENBACHER

Car Chief / Machinist

Denny is a Master Machinist, Racer and long time Chief Mechanic with the Bromley Motorcycles / Dan Bromley AMA Pro Flat Track Racing Team. Recently, he retired from 55 years of service as an R&D Machinist. Denny has been instrumental in developing products for Military, Aerospace & Fire Fighting industries. In the 80's Ferrari USA recruited him to solve a problem ...cool stuff!  He has been racing cars & motorcycles since the 1960's. Denny's racing accomplishments include a NASCAR Class ET & Speed Record set at Atco Dragway in 1968. He's also earned many class trophies at East Coast Motorcycle Enduros. In 2005, at 65 years old, Denny ran on the Bonneville Salt Flats with his Suzuki TL1000. He also holds a US Patent and recently started a new business venture! Denny's communication and organizational skills will benefit our team in many ways. He'll be responsible for shop/transporter inventory management, as well as lending advice & support to our crew at events. Owner of Necessity Tools!

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ELLA MOHLER

Jr. Crew

Ella is 8 years old now, a source of non-stop entertainment and a ray of pure Sun Shine! She enjoys learning how things work, playing soccer & RACING. 

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JET & DUALLY

Mascots

Sleep, Eat. Repeat. 

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JILL FAZEKAS

Driver: 1971 Ford Mustang NNFC

Jill began Flat Track Motorcycle racing at age 5, and her passion for motorsports continues to present day. Jill's racing experience includes: Motorcycle Racing (AMA Flat Track & Drag Racing,) Micro Sprint Racing, Midget Racing with ARDC, SCCA Solo 2, Road Racing, Professional Monster Truck Racing (driving the WRENCHEAD.com sponsored Monster Truck for Live Nation,) and Professional NHRA & IHRA Jet Exhibition Drag Racing 2008 to 2015 in the Hanna Motorsports owned Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragsters.  ~Voted one of the ‘10 Hottest Women in Drag Racing,' by Drag Illustrated Magazine -2013 ~ She has spent more than 25 years working in many facets of the motorsports industry including: product design (BS Industrial Design ‘93), branding, marketing & sales. Currently, she leads the marketing team at S&W Performance Group in Spring City, PA. Jill was born in Bensalem PA and currently resides in Pottstown, PA with her husband Rod and their pets.

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KENNY MOHLER

Co-Crew Chief

Kenny started riding motorcycles at age 10, then just 2 years later was racing them at local Flat Track events. This continued all the way through the Professional ranks. After racing at the top professional level, the enjoyment of building race bikes became more of a focus. So, he moved from racer to mechanic. He had an opportunity to work with some great "coaches" and riders till 2006, when it was time to start a new adventure. He went to the Microsprint races to help his nephew figure out his car. In 2014, his daughter  Ella was born and life changed for Kenny, but he still enjoys a 'FAST' life and wants to show Ella how amazing life is.

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PARKER BANNINGER

Jr. Crew / Apprentice

Parker joined the team in September 2018. Thanks to his parents, he's crazy about cars and all things fast & loud. This 10th grader is not afraid to 'get dirty' with the team and is eager to learn. Parker currently resides in Kenilworth, Pennsylvania with his mom, dad, two older sisters and brother.