Bullet is also our Australian X-Team Technical Support. He’s always found a lot more in ATV’s than just racing them, and loves to get stuck right into BRP’s full range of quads and what makes them tick.
At 39 years of age this ancient bloke continuously proves he can keep up with the young fellas on the track, and with all those years, he’s had a bit of time to load up some technical credentials too.
Way back in 1991, Bullet finished his basic Automotive Trade, Diesel Mechanics 1 and 2, Mobile Equipment Hydraulics, Wheel Alignment and a heap of other related post trade courses. He also branched out into engineering design and holds a certificate in Automotive Body Drafting. He’s got a heap of qualifications in Caterpillar and Komatsu earth moving equipment and a Certificate 3 in Civil Construction with ticket to operate just about everything with an engine that moves. He points out that the ‘Metal Where It Matters’ Engineering training that he studied for his Senior Expedition Mechanic role in Antarctica was the handiest engineering course he completed.
So he could be sorting out Quad problems in Antarctic conditions, or racing a 113cc kids quad across the Finke Desert. Then he returned the following year at 730cc to be the highest ever ranked 4x4 on the big Renegade 800X which was specially detuned by QuadSquad. Bullet has won various State and National Championships on big and small and still can’t decide what’s best. Whether it’s going flat out round and circles on a speedway track or spending half his time in the air, Bullet loves getting the most out of his quads technically.
Bullet also liaises with BRP’s U.S. race team technical guys and helps select and develop specific race parts that will work with MA legal fuel here in Australia. He’ll often be found in Quad Squad’s engineering shop getting stuck into the high tech research work with long time sponsor and Mechanical Engineer Adam Siemensma. You’d be amazed at how much time these two blokes invest going back and forwards to research any idea that ‘just might work’.
Through 47industries, Bullet will also be providing a technical and racing perspective to support BRP’s National Field Day program. Valuable product information is shared and received from dealerships all over the country.
This year we have a 13 strong Australian X Team. These racers are some of the best in the country and come with a massive combined wealth of experience.
So, if you have a technical question about what might or might not work for your Can-Am… ask Bullet. If he does not know… with a bunch of contacts in all the right places, he’ll do his best to find out J