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Meet the Track Dog Racing Crew

First and foremost, the people at Track Dog Racing™ are Miata enthusiasts.  Everyone of us owns at least one Miata, Most own two and a few own three or more!  Combined we have well over 30 years working with Miatas!  We love what we do and think it shows in the service to you, our customer. Now let's meet the crew!


Gary Shuhart
Gary Shuhart 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, a 99 Miata with a BRP MP62 and was encouraged to put them into production. 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 Miatas. 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 Greddy, BRP and FM Turbos, Jackson Racing M45 Supercharger, MOSS and BRP MP62 Supercharder and now the TDR Rotrex 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.

Gary is a long time car guy.  He has a strange obsession with yellow cars and currently owns three yellow Miatas, a yellow Datsun 240Z and a yellow Lotus Evora.  He is also a huge racing fan and can talk for hours about F1, Vintage Racing, MotoGP or just about any other racing on a circuit.


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 1974 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 shown at right and a 2006 Copper Red MX-5 GT.  He has vast experience working on cars and specifically Miatas longer than anyone here.  He runs the show.  William 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 at horse shows.  His daughter is an English equestrian hunter jumper.    


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 can fix it. His attention to detail and increasing knowledge on all things Miata is evident in the quality of work we've come to expect. 

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 a Rotrex powered 99 Miata along with his beautiful blue 01 Miata shown at right.  We finally got him on the track and hope to get him addicted to late apexes like the rest of us.

Mo is married has four dogs and spends his free time with family, going to car shows and working on his cars.


Wesley Householter
Wesley Householter Wesley is a Miata enthusiast and the "class clown" of the shop.  He has many years in customer service, sales and wrenching on cars.  He may have owned the most cars out of all of us.  He currently has a 94 Laguna Blue that he is in the process of restoring shown at right. Wesley's 94 Laguna
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.  
Wesley's goal in life is to put a smile on everyone's face.  He's learned you should never take what you have for granted.  Craft beer, cars, adventure.


David Bruce
David Bruce David is our newest members of the Track Dog Racing team. He actually started out as a good TDR customer and had us build up his wife's 97 Miata with suspension, roll bar, interior upgrades and a full Rotrex supercharger shown at the right at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. He also has a 99 Sport Package Miata that is next to be upgraded.  David has always been a car guy and also owns a Ford Focus RS.  He started out studying mechanical engineering and has a degree in business economics.   David's 97 Miata
David is our second mechanic and he is quickly getting up to speed on all things Miata. He is now following his dream of working on cars.   
David is married and has two dogs.  David and his wife are originally from South Dakota. He is also probably the best driver in snow in the state of Texas!  


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