SRD is about strategic force, the appeal of strength and power, quality and family. To be a part of the team means being a part of a legacy, striving for what you know you deserve, even when it seems far beyond your reach.  It represents pushing yourself creatively and being confident enough in your work to test it against some of the world's worst terrain. It is about standing out for the right reasons and knowing that you will always be backed up.

We invite you to check back often to watch our company establish a healthy reputation as fierce competitors with a customer-first approach  toward product development, performance and reliability.


Our Team

   founded Strategic Racing Designs with his wife in January of 2007 after retiring from his professional motocross career and moving into the offroad racing arena.  Having grown up in an extremely competitive atmosphere, his determination and skillset were the perfect combination for the challenging entrepreneurial task. Justin plays a large role in both the racing and fabrication departments, leading the build and design team in the shop, and representing SRD in the top competing classes of several desert series. He holds multiple Diesel Technology Certifications, as well as those in Welding Technology, Computer Aided Drafting, and General Automotive abilities.

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  has been immersed in the offroad industry for most of her life, recreating with her family across the US West Coast. In 2007 she and Justin decided to take on the exciting new role as business owners in the industry she loved. While wearing a variety of hats, as Co-owner, Chief of Operations, and Race Team Manager, Heather also branched out to incorporate an additional Graphic Design sector of SRD. She has earned multiple degrees in Human Development  and Psychology and currently lectures at a local university. This hasn't dampened her desire to expand her racing career. With thousands of miles of offroad driving experience and a Series Championship in the team’s 5/1600 vehicle, she looks forward to future competition with their son, Seth.

  began as a student intern through the Workability Program at Vista High School during his sophomore year. His drive and willingness to learn is unmatched. After displaying ample capability, tenacity, and loyalty Rudy has become a permanent part of our team. His efforts are focused on general maintenance and  repair though he also plays an integral role on the Race Team as a pit crewman. 

   is a contracted Fabrication and Design Expert and mechanic at SRD's Vista Shop. Also owner/operator of American Auto Detailing, his work ethic and drive has proven to be a huge asset to all facets of our team. While working and volunteering for several marathon events,  Eric also finds time to build & race his 1/ 2 1600  as Holy Sheetz Racing. He has joined forces with Team SRD to race and pit collaboratively between various vehicles and series.

 also began as a student intern through the Workability Program at Vista High School. He immediately became a part of the SRD family with his determination, thoroughness, and willingness to continue learning. Peter is well respected for his adaptability with skills and abilities that can be used on diverse projects and his positive attitude that radiates throughout the shop.

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