With more than 16 years of world-leading motorcycle instruction, Nick has an incredible depth of teaching experience. He has been a motojournalist since 1984 and currently writes for Cycle World Magazine. In addition to street- and dirt-bike riding, Nick participates in track days and finds time to race: His racing resume includes two AMA SuperTeams national championships with Two-Brothers Racing and Erion Racing, four top-three annual finishes on Yamaha’s TZ250 in AMA 250GP competition, two No. 1 plates from Willow Springs, three Grand National Championships with WERA and podiums in AMA 600 SuperSport. Nick's goal at YCRS is to help you ride better.
Ken has raced at the front of the AFM crowd and finished in the top 10 in the AMA Superbike field. He was invited by Nick to begin instructing at a national level eight years ago and has been a consistent asset to many leading racers and riders since that time. Ken tests and writes for Roadracing World magazine and continues to race and enjoy track days on bikes and in cars. Ken's goal at YCRS is to help you ride better.
Shane “Tornado” Turpin has dominated club racing in Utah and Colorado for more than a decade, winning multiple class championships to date. He is the current No. 1 plate holder in MRA and USBA and was chosen as the SBK Wildcard rider for 2012. Shane has stood on the AMA podium as well in ProThunder, and races in every discipline, from Supermoto to roadracing to motocross. Shane's goal at YCRS is to help you ride better.
Dale’s impressive racing resume includes multiple club class championships, plus a pair of national No. 3 plates in AMA competition. Dale has been providing motorcycle instruction with Nick for more than 10 years and has an impressive following for private instruction. He has set multiple track records and continues to race and do track days. Dale is committed to the motorcycle industry and has centered his entire life around motorcycles. Dale's goal at YCRS is to help you ride better.
Mark has a pair of No. 1 plates on the wall from Colorado’s MRA and is also the club’s new-rider coach and representative. Mark has joined the other four instructors for special programs and has worked extensively with Nick on rider training; Mark also teaches tactical driving for the US military. Mark's goal at YCRS is to help you ride better.
Scott, a Georgia native is a former World Superbike and AMA Superbike Champion, has won the Daytona 200 a record five times, and won the Suzuka 8 Hours in 1993. Russell is the all-time leader in 750cc AMA Supersport wins. In 2005, Russell was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the FIM World Superbike Hall of Fame in 2012. Russell began serving as lead motorcycle road racing analyst for SPEED TV in May 2009. In 2008, Russell raced professionally on four wheels, racing in the Grand American Road Racing Association in both the Rolex Sports Car Series and Koni Challenge (now Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge) series. The World Champ's goal at YCRS is to help you ride better.
Garrett Willis won over 20 races and 5 road race championships in 2008. At the age of 18, 2009 was to be Garrett’s first full season competing in AMA DB Sport Bike. Despite last minute team changes leaving him riding only 4 national rounds in Super Sport, he won his first national podium with a 2nd place at California Speedway. He finished 4th at Infineon Raceway and 5th at Laguna Seca. Garrett also competes in mixed martial arts. In 2013 Garrett will compete in the AMA Daytona Sportbike Championship.