The Team

John Maine

Team Owner/Driver

John founded JTR racing out of passion and friendships. He has always had a dream and love for racing. John manages the team, although he prefers being known as a driver. John has been a driver for the team from drag racing, circle dirt track to off-road racing. However, his favorite race is the Baja 1000.



Driver/ Engineer Machinist

Tony is a founder of JTR Racing. He has been an active driver and engineer machinist since. However he has been racing autocross and road course since 1986. He helped lead JTR racing to a dirt track championship in 2003. In 2007 Tony went with JTR racing to the 40th anniversary of the Baja 1000, where he drove. 

Jim Nance

Asset Owner/Driver/Pilot

Jim owns Southwest Port Services. He was JTR racing’s pilot for the 40th Baja 1000. His fishing adventures have enabled him to know the Baja California peninsula like the back of his hand.  So it was only natural, Jim take racing to the next level and join the JTR team for the 50th Baja 1000. 

Mike Scheele

Driver/ Master Fabricator

Mike, owner of North West Autofab builds hot rods for a living. He has been active in racing since riding Arenacross in 1983. A few years of Arenacross led him to off-road co-driving. He joined the JTR racing team as a driver in his first trip to the Baja 1000 in 2017.

Derek Scheele


Derek joined the team in 2017 as Co-driver for the 50th Baja 1000. He is a welder and fabricator on the team.

Casey Ullian


Casey has been actively riding motor bikes and quads as a hobby. He started his career as an off-road co-driver in 2017.

Lydia Maine

Co-Driver, Social Media Director

Lydia has grown up around racing and joined in her first race at the Baja 1000 in 2017.