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TEAM SPEED RACER
Garage Headquarters: Broomfield, CO

Driver: Matt Fisher

Mechanics: Josh McGuckin, Jeremiah Hueske, Sandra Hueske, James Olson

Nuts and Bolts:

At the Red Bull Soapbox Race in downtown Los Angeles, Speed Racer will be the team to beat. Why? Because at the Denver event last year, these teammates won both First Place and the People’s Choice Award – the first group ever to do so. Their prize-winning replica of the Ferrari from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is even enshrined in Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation! In the annals of Red Bull Soapbox Race history, these teammates are gods.

In person, though, they seem just like the rest of us. Matt Fisher, Jeremiah Hueske, Sandra Hueske, Josh McGuckin, and James Olson are good friends who live in Colorado. Matt, Jeremiah, and Josh met through mountain biking (Matt is a pro), and all three study Industrial Design at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Sandra, a student at the University of Colorado, came to the group via marriage to Jeremiah, while James, a web developer, got acquainted through working with him. “We really enjoy making things,” says Josh, who is serving as the team’s captain. “James has constructed his own rock crawler, Jeremiah has built large LCD display enclosures, and the rest of us have built furniture, vehicles, and bikes and constantly have projects.” In fact, this team’s biggest challenge may be meeting their own high standards. James is forming Speed Racer’s Mach 5 chassis from steel tubing; the seats are fiberglass; Josh and Jeremiah are hand-machining the steering; and Jeremiah has designed a fiberglass body that is being painstakingly fabricated by the entire team. “This whole process is going to take a lot of time and energy – and eliminate many hours of sleep and several years from the rest of our lives,” Josh smiles. “But the Denver race was one of the most fun things we have ever done, so it’s worth it. And as much as we love winning, we’re actually building this to satisfy our own need to make an awesome car.”

<a href="http://redbullsoapboxusa.com/LosAngeles-2009/teams-TeamSpeedRacer.aspx">Link to our Team Bio on Red Bull's soap box site</a> 

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