Nickname (If any): Shafty

Birthdate: 11/31/1971

Hometown: Phillipsburg, NJ

Current Residence: Avon, IN

Married: Yes

Year hired at John Force Racing: 2007

Which Team (s): Robert Hight (Auto Club of Southern California)

How did you get involved in drag racing: When a friend that he grew up with called him and asked if he would like to travel the country and work on race cars, he was unable to refuse the amazing opportunity.

Background (education/work/racing experience): He attended West Virginia University specializing in Landscape Architecture and then went to work rebuilding rear ends and machining. His race experience has included the Winston Funny Car - Whit Bazemore; Winston Dragster - Gary Scelzi; Oakley Funny Car - Scott Cannon, Gary Scelzi; and Caterpillar Dragster - Rod Fuller

Team Responsibilities: superchargers and team cheerleader

Favorite part about being involved with drag racing/working at JFR: the speed and teamwork; seeing his efforts transform into a smooth mean machine; intensity of race day; traveling

Career Highlights: first funny car to 330 mph; won championship in dragster and funny car with the same driver; sent Dale Pulde to his first 4.70

Favorite Track/Race: Reading

Hobbies/Interests: sailing, mountain biking, playing with his son and dogs, movies, playing pool, RC Cars

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