JEFF WARDTrainer/Coach

Brandon Ward is a U.S. Army Veteran and professional racing driver. He began his career as a Private in the U.S. Army, serving as an Intelligence Paratrooper in 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and completed his service as a Staff Sergeant with several awards and honors after three combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and one rotation to Ukraine. After leaving the military, he turned to his passion of auto racing and has since become a successful competitor in open-wheel formula racing.

With his disciplined military background, Brandon brings a unique focus and work ethic to the racing world. He approaches each race with the same dedication and determination that he demonstrated during his time in the service. Whether behind the wheel or working with fellow veterans, Brandon is a true leader and an inspiration to those around him.

Off the track, Brandon is committed to giving back to his community and supporting U.S. service members and veterans to overcome several issues. Through his racing platform, he hopes to continue making a positive impact and inspiring others to pursue their dreams with the same drive and dedication that have brought him success both on and off the track.

Jeff Ward is a former British-American professional motocross racer, auto racing driver, and off-road racer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved with his family to the United States when he was four years old. Jeff began his professional motocross career in 1978, riding a Suzuki in the 125cc class before joining the Kawasaki factory racing team, where he remained for the duration of his career.

In 15 seasons, Jeff won a total of 56 national races, placing him third on the all-time AMA Motocross/Supercross win list at the time of his retirement. He won a total of seven AMA national championships, tying Bob Hannah and Ricky Johnson for the most career Motocross and Supercross championships at the time of his retirement. He was also a member of seven winning U.S. Motocross des Nations teams and a member of two Trophée des Nations winning teams.

After retiring from motorcycle competition, Jeff turned to auto racing, finishing in second, third, and fourth place at the Indianapolis 500 and winning a race at Texas Motor Speedway. Following his auto racing career, Jeff returned to two wheels, winning two AMA Supermoto national championships and bringing home two X-Games gold medals. Jeff also competed in short-course off-road truck racing and rallycross. Jeff was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 12, 2006.


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