Off-Road Program Manager

Jesse Heise

Age: 28
Status/Family: Single, no children
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
What is the best part about being an off-road truck mechanic? Being able to travel around country to different race tracks, meeting new fans, friends, and great people along the way.
How did you get started racing? I had worked on dirt circle track cars for years, and was looking to just help out someone on the race weekends at the off-road races. Through a friend, I got introduced to Casey Currie, who was working out of a shop in Green Bay that year, and he let me come help out at the next race. I ended up helping him out for the 3 remaining races that year. During that next winter, I had met Curt Greaves (brother of Johnny Greaves) and he had said they were building a new Pro-lite for CJ and asked if I’d be interested in helping them out at the shop and the races. And from that point on, I was hooked on off-road racing!
Highlights of your career: Winning the 2014 TORC Pro-lite Championship, and being in the running for 2015 Lucas Oil Mechanic of the Year.
What's your perfect weather condition for a race: 70 & sunny
What's your favorite venue: Crandon, WI
When not on snow, what do you drive? 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD/ 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Most challenging part of the race weekend: Watching the track and making changes to gearing/suspension for the ever-changing track conditions.
What's the furthest from home you have ever been: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
How do you spend your free time? Hang out with friends, Hunting/Fishing, Snowmobiling, Relaxing at the Cabin
What got you into off-road racing? I had been going to Crandon for years with some friends but I was always busy with the circle track racing to see any other races. After I got to help out at a few races with Casey and then at the shop with Curt. I knew that this is what I wanted to do.
What is the main thing you want to accomplish this season? My biggest goal for this year is to make Andrew feel comfortable in the truck, help him gain speed and confidence, and help him progress as a driver. Also, to minimize failures and continualy make adjustments to make the truck as close to 100% as it can be.