Jamie, Mike, Dennis, Gerry, Rob, Courtney, Nathan, Jay
Founded in 2017, JRD Motorsports did not follow the conventional path of most race teams.
Brothers Jamie and Ryan Dyson (JRD) were introduced to racing at an early age by their father, who had been a racing enthusiast his entire life, but only as a spectator. Parents Chris and Wendy even had their first date at Delaware Speedway. Racing was a fixture in their life throughout their early years. As young boys, they were regular visitors to Delaware and continued to develop a passion for the sport.
As children the boys were high fans of Jeff Gordon, watching every race on TV and later flying to Homestead Miami to witness Gordons final race as he ran for a championship in his swan song.
Ryan became immersed in the local track scene and, through dogged persistence, managed to land a job at Delaware Speedway. He fell in love with every aspect of racing, writing race recaps, running social media, marketing, announcing, videotaping, working in the tower and more. He did everything and anything possible to learn about how cars were built, the racing community and how it all fits together.
The passion continued to grow, as did his desire to interact with the drivers, understand how their cars were built, and discover the finite details that pushed teams to the top.
It wasn't long before brother Jamie was hooked and involved at the track, taking on similar responsibilities. The two became permanent fixtures at Delaware and throughout the major Ontario tracks. The United Racing Series contracted their company, and they began to travel with the Series and were quickly well known for their passion and professionalism, handling all the social media, driver interviews and other duties as race officials.
As Jamie and Ryan's involvement in racing grew, so did their desire to move from virtual racing to actual cars on real tracks. However, neither had any background whatsoever in auto mechanics. They had never turned a wrench or worked on a vehicle in any way. The dream seemed unlikely, but they were committed to making it happen.
JRD Motorsports was founded in the fall of 2017 in anticipation of the team's inaugural season racing a home-built Bone Stock. Ryan chooses to run the #28 in honour of the legendary Steve Robblee. The first summer saw them travel to local tracks all over the province, racing at Grand Bend Speedway, Flamboro Speedway, Sauble Speedway, and their home track, Delaware Speedway, with Ryan and Jamie splitting time behind the wheel.
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