MEET THE WRECKLESS RACERS
CO-FOUNDER - DFW, TX
Jeremy has always had a love for action sports and a love for anything with two or four wheels. He began riding competitively in XC at 17 years old, but after his first outing with friends at Angel Fire Bike Park he was hooked on downhill. He raced in a few downhill series and picked up some partial sponsorships for a season including Leatt, Monster, and Chromag but ultimately stopped riding due to time constraints and proximity from the mountains.
It was through happenstance that around the time he decided to start riding downhill again he met Bill Bingham who was also just getting into the sport. “Mountain Biking has been such a fantastic thing for a multitude of reasons. So many great friendships have been formed from it and at the end of the day, regardless of race result, there’s never a bad day when you’re riding.
With years of experience in the world of mountain biking, I have honed my skills and technique to compete at the demanding levels of enduro racing. My journey has taken me to numerous challenging race courses in the U.S. where I have consistently showcased my determination and love for the sport. I also have over 15+ yrs of experience in the cycling industry.
Although I started out in JetSki racing racing full time at the Pro level on the tour and beyond, accomplishing many national championships, regional titles and world top and top 10 finishes in sit down and ski classes combined. I quickly came back to the cycling scene FT about 10yrs ago.
Beyond the thrill of competition, my love for enduro mountain biking runs deep. I am constantly inspired by the breathtaking landscapes and the camaraderie within the mountain biking community. Each race presents a new opportunity to test my limits and create unforgettable memories on two wheels.
“Flyin” Brian Smith #22
THE WRECKLESS RACERS ARE A COLLECTION OF LIKE MINDED ATHLETES INTENT ON PROGRESS AND COMPETITION IN THE MOUNTAIN BIKING WORLD. WE SHARE A DESIRE TO BUILD THE COMMUNITY AND GROW EVERY DAY.
Jon has an extensive relationship with adrenaline. From being a sponsored skateboarder, MMA fighter, superbike/supersport racer its no surprise he found mountain biking and enduro racing. Jon recently got BACK into mountain biking and has been dead set on wrecklessly sending it as hard as he can. Jon definitely has a 100% or nothing mentality.
Outside of the sport he’s a professional photographer and works in cyber security by day. He has a passion for helping out his community and those around him, and always takes time to help out where he can.
Tyson Faifer is best known as the first stand-up comedian to ever compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, and you may recognize his face (without a helmet) from your favorite reality dating shows. As a kid Tyson raced BMX bikes and was a sponsored skateboarder in the 90’s. After moving back to Texas in 2020 Tyson has been getting his adrenaline fix from racing Enduro and Downhill Mountain Bikes. Tyson is the co-host of the YouTube Channel MTB103 that focuses on all thing’s mountain bike related for new riders. Tyson is also on the Trail Building Team at Erwin Park in McKinney Texas and leads weekly rides locally in the Dallas/FT. Worth area.
Alix has always been a fitness enthusiast. Starting out in crossfit, moving into bodybuilding, and then transferring those skills into mountain biking, its no surprise she’s known to the team as having spare sets of legs. No matter the distance, elevation, or challenge she’s the first and last one pedaling while others have resorted to walking (or sitting).
Her first foray into mountain bike was in June of 2021 with an ecstatic “no I probably won’t like it”, which quickly turned into “THIS IS AWESOME” after her first ride. Four weeks after that was her first trip to Spider Mountain, and has since competed (and podiumed) several XC and Enduro races. The future is bright with this one.
Ben has been a motorsports racing fanatic since elementary school. He started racing Texas Mini GP in 2008 doing endurance and sprint racing. In 2018 he started sprint racing Sport bikes in the CMRA and rode MTB for training. Now he has turned his training into racing. He has always loved racing and loved the camaraderie even more. It’s all about having fun with friends for him.
Justin spent the first part of his life living in Las Vegas where he began his journey of finding the boundaries of anything with two wheels. Whether it’s on a dirt bike, or a ride through the mountains on a mountain bike.
When his family moved to Texas, mountain biking became an after thought and hardly ever touched his bike and eventually only just rode motorcycles.
Growing up, he always knew that he wanted to work in a field where he would be able to help people in need and those who cannot help themselves. so it made since that when he turned 21 to become a first responder. He loved what he did, but with the job comes the aftermath. Lying awake with many sleepless nights, replaying in his head what the days had brought and what’s to bring in the future, it was starting to eat at him. Until his friends reintroduced him to mountain biking.
He bought his first mountain bike, a GT aggressor, and after that first trip to gateway park in Fort Worth he was hooked. Mountain biking became not just a hobby, but a means to escape and feel free and found peace.
Some personal depression in combination of a recent medical diagnosis brought down his entire world. He fell into a dark place, with no place to go. He lost interest in everything and was giving up. That same friend went into the supervisors office and told the supervisor that we’re taking days off and riding bikes.
That weekend, they all went out to a state park and spent the weekend biking and hiking. With that trip, it brought him back and ignited a much more intense passion into biking that has led him to become apart of an amazing community and pushes him everyday to be better.