Danny Eslick, #69
Danny is a three-time AMA Champion – 2011 AMA Vance & Hines Harley Davidson, 2009 and 2010 Daytona Sportbike. He won the 2017 Daytona 200, and was a back-to-back Daytona 200 winner with his 2015 win being the first for TOBC racing.
Eslick started racing flat track locally in his home state of Oklahoma, later traveling to the races with his brother A.J. Essentially a full-time road racer since 2004, Grand National Championship racing is still close to his heart – in 2015 he finished 11th as a “wild card” in the AMA Pro Flat Track Final and made the main event at the Charlotte Half-Mile. He was also an invited X Games flat track competitor in 2015.
In 2016 Eslick had one MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 win and seven podium finishes. For 2017 he will race the TOBC Racing Yamaha R1 in the MotoAmerica 1000cc Superstock Championship.
Anthony Kosinski, #63
Anthony Kosinski, a third-year pro rider from South Bend, Indiana, will join the powerful TOBC racing squad in 2017. Kosinski will contest MotoAmerica’s Superstock 1000 class aboard the No. 63 TOBC racing Yamaha R1.
Kosinski, 25, emerged after a brief and successful club racing career and made his professional MotoAmerica debut in 2015. Last year was his first full season of racing in MotoAmerica. He competed under the tutelage of legendary AMA Superbike racer Dale Quarterley on the Quarterley Racing On Track Development squad.
Kosinski finished ranked 13th nationally in the 2016 MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000 Series. He scored six top-10 finishes, including a season-best eighth at Virginia International Raceway.
Scott Harwell, Team Manager
Scott Harwell came to TOBC with over a dozen years of road racing experience and over 14 Championships between WERA, CCS and Formula USA. Harwell started endurance racing in 1994 and branched out into sprint racing in 2000, finding success riding for several Suzuki-supported teams. In August of 2005, Harwell retired as a professional racer in favor of team development management.
Harwell Joined Suzuki’s Team Hammer in 2006 and was assigned to the Contract Services Department, working with Team Roadracingworld.com Suzuki. He used his riding experience and mechanical talent to speed the development of AMA newcomer Robertino Pietri during the 2006 and 2007 racing seasons. In 2010, Harwell worked with multi-time Colombian National Champion Santiago Villa in Daytona SportBike as well as with SuperSport rookie Elena Myers.
Today Harwell manages the TOBC Team and greater racing effort. As the overseer of all team logistics, maintenance, and strategy, Harwell brings his experience as a champion endurance racer, and more recent experience as mentor, to the team.
Frank Aragaki, Crew Chief for Danny Eslick
Tim Anderson, Engine Builder and Lead Technician for Danny Eslick
Tim Warners, Crew Chief for Anthony Kosinski
Paul Arciszewski, Lead Technician for Anthony Kosinski
James Lickwar, Data Acquisition and Engine Management
James is a lifelong motorcyclist and still owns his first one, an Ital-Jet 50. He started racing with the AFM in 1993, and raced in the AMA Pro Thunder Series in 1998-2000. After his only podium finish at Laguna Seca in 2000, being teammates with Scott Harwell at the 2000 24 Hours of Willow Springs (they finished 2nd) was as good as it was going to get.
Lick spent 2004 – 2005 as a mechanic-then riding coach with Arclight Racing in the Formula USA series, where riders Jeff Wood and Scott Harwell won National Championships. He was an AMA Crew Chief from 2006 – 2011, working with Robertino Pietri, Santiago Villa, Chris Fillmore, and Taylor Knapp. An instructor for over a decade at Jason Pridmore’s STAR School, he once briefly led teenager Danny Eslick on his first laps of Laguna Seca.