My name is Tim Hines Jr., I grew up and currently live in the country near Spokane, WA. I work as a Field Specialist in the oil and gas industry, and spend as much as 25 days a month away from home working on jobsites across the Rocky Mountain Area. Most of my time away from the track is spent working and training, and cycling has become a big part of my life and preparation for road racing. While the oil field isn't the most ideal place to train, you can still find me putting in the miles every week, riding hard and loving every minute of it.
My first introduction to racing was at the age of ten. My dad and I joined the Spokane Kart Racing Association, purchased a 1986 Proline chassis, built our own Briggs and Stratton engine and ended up winning two consecutive season championships in the Jr. I and Jr. II four stroke classes. Once in high school I began drag racing cars, and motorcycles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series at Spokane County Motorsports Park in Washington. After high school I was recruited for the United States Navy and spent five years as a United States Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer. Once I finished my tour I moved back to Spokane Washington where I developed my love and passion for motorcycle racing. During the summer of 2011 I attended my first track day at Spokane County Raceway near my home. I was immediately hooked and in 2012 I told my dad, "Let's go road racing."
2013 Has proved to be an exciting and sometimes challenging season thus far. I have had the opportunity to race with team "Defy The Odds" in the CMRA 8hrs of Texas at Texas World Speedway where our team finished on the podium in our very first endurance event. Early in the season I had the misfortune of breaking my right wrist and a toe in a racing incident, but was able to recover quickly and not miss any planned events, getting back on the bike 5 weeks after the injury. My primary goal for the beginning of this year was to earn enough expert points to obtain my AMA Pro SuperSport license. To make this possible with my busy work schedule I raced events with CMRA, AFM, WMRRA and OMRRA wherever I could fit it in my schedule. It was a hectic first half of the season but I am pleased to announce that it has paid off and I was able to earn my AMA license in June. For the remainder of the 2013 season I plan to compete at the WERA National Challenge Series event at Miller Motorsports Park in July, followed by the Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro RoadRacing SuperSport event the next weekend at Miller as well. After that I will race whenever possible with my work schedule and as opportunities arise. I am looking forward an outstanding second half of the season, continuing to improve my riding and working hard towards that top spot on the box.