Joe Bacal

Summary

RESUME:
• Owner: JTGrey Unlimited LLC www.jtgrey.com
• Owner: Arizona Stunt Drivers .com www.arizonastuntdrivers.com
• 2018: Trophy Truck Driver (AXALTA Paint Coatings) Baja 1000
• 2017: Trophy Truck Spec Driver (Buss Sports Racing) Baja 1000
• 2008: Present: Product Development Test Consultant
• 2009-14: Professional Race Car Driver Factory Lexus USA
• 2000: Present: Vehicle Evaluation Expert (Vehicle Dynamics)
• 1997-2007: Toyota Factory Test Driver (Arizona Proving Ground)
• 2000: Present: Off-Road / On-Road Driver Instructor / Stunt Driver

RACING:
• Sponsored Axalta paint coatings Trophy Truck Driver
• 21 races with 16 podiums / nothing less than a 2nd place finish in the Stock Full Class
• 7 Baja 1000 finishes consecutively
• * Drove almost every mile of every race even the peninsula runs without a relief driver
• 3 Time Baja 1000 class wins (2010, 2012, 2013).
• 2 Time Baja 500 class wins (2009, 2013)
• 2 Time Stock-Full Champion
• Toyota Milestone Award Winner
• Motocross background

VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND:
• 20+ years of test driving and vehicle development experience
• Off -Road chief driver instructor/specialist Toyota USA – high speed desert, low speed technical driving including precise evaluation test methods
• On road performance driver, evaluation suspension and tire development expert
• Development test driver and technician at Nissan Technical Center USA, brake devel-opment, Nissan Arizona Proving Ground 1993-1997
• Test driver and technician General Motors, brake development Arizona Desert Proving Ground 1989-1993

RECENT PROJECTS:
YOKOHAMA TIRE- stunt driver for industrial video
BUCKEYE FIRE- off-road recovery and driver training
TOYO TIRE: development testing A/T
LEXUS LC 500: video drifting, evaluation
LEXUS GSF/RCF: stability control testing
CONTINENTAL TIRE: evaluation training / off road course build Texas PG
MAXXIS TIRE USA: development product testing
CRAWL CONTROL: software tuning for TOYOTA USA
LEXUS BAJA LX 570: Geiser Brothers build
OVERLAND JOURNAL MAGAZINE: evaluation test expert
GENERAL TIRE: lead off road development consultant/evaluator X3 Mud Terrain Tire
MOTOR TREND: “Head 2 Head” Raptor vs Ram Runner test evaluator/coordinator
SCION FR-S: Spring Mountain Ranch press event
TOYOTA BAJA TX: pro suspension testing
LEXUS IS F-SPORT: evaluation comparisons
READY-LIFT: shock product tuning
NITTO TIRE USA: development testing
TOYOTA FJ CRUISER TRD: lead suspension and tire development tuner Toyota USA
TRD OFF ROAD PACKAGES: Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra models Toyota USA.

EXPERIENCE:
+Over 20 years of vehicle performance driving on and off road. Worked in Japan with top
evaluation specialists at many proving ground locations. Toyota certified test evaluator.
+ SAG stunt driver
+Press event coordinator for many vehicle launches
+Driver for vehicle reveals- auto shows

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