James began his motor vehicle career during his adolescence when he fabricated his own “mini-bike” made from a bicycle and lawnmower engine. After college, he began working at DG Performance Specialties, fabricating motocross bikes during the day and racing the So Cal Pro Night MX Race Circuit. After an injury prevented him from racing in the motocross sector further, he began to take an interest in road bicycles and continued until reaching the USCF Category 2 Level.
In 1980, James began working for Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA as a part of the “Team Green” department. Working in this division introduced James to the world of off road racing.
As the team coordinator, he eventually led the Kawasaki Team Green to nine consecutive Baja 1000 wins. Eight of those nine wins as first overall vehicle. James has been guiding Wide Open Baja Tours since 2001 and through his vast knowledge of Baja California has been the man responsible for mapping many of our new and exciting routes.