Andrew has been with the team since 2000. His knowledge of chassis set-up is second to none and easily adapts to new chassis technology and ideas. He can watch the attitude of the car on the track and determine changes to make without any feedback from the driver (which he says usually isn't any good anyways). A huge asset to 81 Mercer Motorsports
Mike has been with 81 Mercer Motorsports since 2001, he has great mechanical and technical knowledge which keeps the #81 on track as well as sometimes the hauler to the track. Also his never give-up attitude has got the #81 back on the track many nights when other teams would have thrown in the towel. And always good for some entertainment!
Danny has been with the team since 2001 and helps out in many areas. He can tweak the set-up if Andrew isn't able to attend a race, does anything mechanical that is needed and repair damage. A great part of our team that always makes nights at the track enjoyable
Scott joined the team in 2012. He does anything that needs to be done on the car, in particular the final preparation before the car hits the track. Hard worker who does what needs to be done!
Dayton has been around the team since he was little when he came to the track with his dad. He's followed in his dad's footsteps designing the paint scheme on the car and is the spotter
Phil just started with the team in 2020. He brings with him a ton of knowledge from crewing on teams in the NASCAR Pinty's Series. Knows a lot of the little details involved in racing and is our 2nd spotter
Sue has been part of our team since 2000 and absolutely LOVES racing. She comes to the shop through the week and cleans the trailer, car and kart and does anything that's needed. She barbecues at the kart track and simply likes being a part of all of it She hates missing any races in particular Jake's races
MOM & GRAMMIE
What else can I say? Always makes sure we are well fed and hydrated and is the biggest cheerleader and supporter (especially where Jake is concerned). Definitely couldn't have done it all these years without her love and support. And apparently she gets a little excited and provides a little entertainment in the stands!
Although we can't see or hear him at the track anymore everything I do to prepare our equipment comes from him. The way we race the way we approach the race all comes back to him. Whenever I'm teaching or coaching Jake about things I always think of him. It isn't the same now without him but it's in our blood and I know he would be so proud of Jake
The 3rd generation driver is definitely going to be the best wheelman yet. He is focused, extremely competitive and most of all calm (like his papa). He's passionate about racing and wants to progress as far up the ladder as possible in motorsports. We're going to work hard and see how far we can go!
Driver of the Pro Late Model and owner of 81 Motorsports has. It's been a great run, the focus is now on Jake, 1 last year!