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Meet the Track Dog Racing Crew


Gary Shuhart
Gary Shuhart First and foremost, the people at Track Dog Racing™ are Miata enthusiasts. Gary Shuhart, the head dog, has a degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. By the time he joined the Miata community, Gary already had more than 30 years of expertise in the field of industrial heating and process control systems.

Gary's Yellow Miata
Gary developed some unique products for his own car, and was encouraged to put them into production. So in the Spring of 2003 he started another company, Track Dog Racing, and has been successful selling his performance products on the internet and through distributors.

One of the first products to market was the TDR air splitter. After having several encounters with curbs and other obstructions, Gary designed and built the first prototype TDR air splitter. After finally getting the design worked out for his '99 Miata, he then started designing them for several other cars. The air splitter quickly became a popular product.

Along with the air splitters, Gary designed and developed the TDR Heat Shield. Nearly 5,000 heat shields are in use and they have excellent reviews from our customers.

Finally, in the Spring of 2003, Gary designed and developed the first production Air-to-Air intercooler for the MP62 supercharger. This intercooler has proven so successful that it has been developed for the BRP and FM Turbos and the Jackson Racing Supercharger, helping these induction systems produce incredible and safe horsepower.

Gary is continually developing new and unique products. Check out the "New Products" section for future product releases.


William Curran
William Curran William Curran, has an art degree from Collin College and has done everything from selling new Mazdas to working IT support for law firms but finally found his calling in making his hobby his job. He has been tinkering with Miatas since 1997 when he got his first one, a 1995 M-Edition.  A car guy since birth, his first project was rebuilding a European Ford Capri in his parents' driveway.

William's Black 96 R-Package Miata
Since then he has had several Miatas and currently has a fully customized 1996 R-Package and a 1990 White Base model project.  He has vast experience working on cars and specifically Miatas.  He runs the show.  He handles the shop scheduling, answers all the phone and emails that come in.  He is also our web developer, office manager and handles just about anything else that needs to be done.  

While not a track junkie he does enjoy going when time and funds allow.  When he isn't playing with, working on or answering questions about Miatas, he spends time with his wife and daughter.    


Mauricio "Mo" Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez Mauricio "Mo" Rodriguez is another automotive enthusiast and our head mechanic.  He has several years of automotive repair under his belt and we converted him into a Miata enthusiast.  If your Miata has a problem, he is the one to fix it. His attention to detail and increasing knowledge on all things Miata is evident in the quality of work we've seen. 
Mauricio's 2001 Custom Blue Miata
His eager attitude and enthusiasm for wrenching on Miatas is obvious and we are happy to have him with us at the "Dog House". Mo has been a car enthusiast all his life. He has owned a FD RX-7, BMW M3, 300ZX and several Miatas.  Since working here he has become a huge fan once he drove some of our supercharged Miatas.  He now has on of his own.  Now we just need to get him on the track so he can become a track junkie like the rest of us. 


Wesley Householter
Wesley Householter Wesley is our newest members of the Track Dog Racing team.  Naturally he is a Miata enthusiast and the "class clown" of the shop.  He has many years in customer serivice, sales and wrenching on cars.   Wesley's 95 M-Edition
Wesley helps out with multiple duties around the shop including shipping and receiving, inventory, putting together kits for our products and anything else that needs to be done.  His positive attitude and work ethic make sure the shop and internet sales run smoothly.  
Personal hobbies include hunting for Big Foot, proving the moon landings were faked and avoiding alien abductions. 

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