Hector was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and makes his home in Overland Park, Kansas. He attended catholic schools through high school and pursued many athletic interests. He excelled in high school and Olympic wrestling. He was a two time undefeated state and national champion. He also competed on the Olympic ladder as one of the five best wrestlers in the U.S. after his wrestling carrer he began boxing and other martial arts. He participated in Golden Gloves boxing for two years, but a hand injury forced him to give up contact sports. Hector then began pursuing his passion for motorcycle racing which would continue for over a decade.
Racing Hectors’ intro into motorcycle racing was in the Middleweight Supersport Class on a 1997 Kawasaki ZX6R. In a very competitive Middleweight 600 class, his results were impressive but inconsistent. Out of the 8 races entered, he had finished on the podium four times.
He befriended Jim Hall owner of TWC Racing and father of AMA Pro racer Matt Hall. Having a stable of Yamaha TZ250 GP racers, Jim worked on convincing Hector to race a grand prix bikes. Hector finally accepted the challenge and Jim became his crew chief. His first ride was on the 2004 Yamaha TZ125. After winning four GP Championships in a row, Hector was offered one of eight Honda RS125Rs coming to the United States. He gladly accepted and Rising Sun Cycles (the importer of Honda GP race bikes) delivered to him the most dominate 125GP race bike in the world.
Racing ResultsHector has competed with AMA, USGPRU, CMRA, CCS and CRA. As of 2010, Hector has 60 career race wins and over 100 top three finishes with 8 championships. His wins include 125GP, Lightweight GP, GT Lights and Lightweight Endurance. He has won at notable tracks such as Daytona International, Barber and Road America. He has been featured on Road Racing World, Full Throttle TV, radio media and various websites and publications. Hector has become one of the most recognizable racers in the Midwest. With more to come!
TrackdaysIn 2009, Hector was given the opportunity to coordinate, manage and market Heartland Park Topeka’s trackday program. With innovative and aggressive management he was able to quadruple participant entries from previous years. With his direction, he gained support from some of the largest motorcycles dealers in the region, including Freedom Cycles, Reno’s Power Sports, Advantage Power Sports, Shawnee Cycle Plaza, Donnell’s Cycles, Café Racer, Motorcycle Closeouts and Letko Cycles.
Using accomplished club and pro racers for instructors, not only has HPT become one of the most successful track days in the country, but it is also one of the safest. His goal continues to be safety, safety, safety for all riders, street and track.
CharitiesIn the past two years, Hector has dedicated more time and resources into helping others and hopes to influence more of sport bike community to follow the lead of others such as Michael Bergen’s Night Train Run and the March of Dimes “Bikers for Babies” led by radio talk show host Johnny Dare. “If it involves helping kids and their families, I’m there” says Hector. He has helped to raise thousand of dollars through the HoAME club of KC for Gordon Parks elementary and Family Outreach program.