MotoAmerica: Husband-And-Wife Team Returning To Daytona 200

MotoAmerica: Husband-And-Wife Team Returning To Daytona 200

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Get Fast Performance:

Jason Farrell and Jessica Capizzi are teammates racing for Get Fast Performance in the 82nd running of the Daytona 200. What’s unique about this team? For starters, they happen to be married and are the only husband and wife both competing in the Daytona 200.

This fast duo stands out against the rest because they don’t just race together, but they do everything together! They build their bikes completely from the bottom up, they own and run a motorcycle performance shop, and they build a substantial amount of customer bikes all year long. They even build bikes for other racers in the Daytona 200!

Jason, a veteran of this race, has competed in nine previous Daytona 200 races, making this his 10th. He has led the race on multiple occasions and so far, has a best finish of fifth place.

Jessica, not having raced as many years as Jason, has raced in the 200 twice before. However, both times she finished in the top 20 and continues to increase her pace every year. She’s been the only female in the race each time she has competed.

Catching up with them before this event, Jessica said, “It’s just insane how much work has to be done in preparation for this race. There’s putting the team together, training all the team members in their jobs, building the bikes – engines, suspension, dyno tuning. Literally everything on the bikes we do here at our shop, building other racers’ bikes, running the business, loading up the race rig, driving it all the way from Wisconsin down to Daytona. It’s such a whirlwind we kind of forget we’re in the race until we get down there.”

Jason agrees: “I don’t think there’s any other racers in the Daytona 200 – or even at all – who are doing all that we are doing. It’s a crazy amount of work. The race itself is hard on its own. Then you add in that you have to worry about your wife and hope she does well while at the same time worrying about your own race, plus hoping your customers do well, too. I will say, though, that I think it’s incredible to share the passion for this sport with my wife. At the end of the day, even with all the crazy stress, I’m glad to do what I love to do and do it with who I love. I’m very lucky.”

Jessica added, “I feel truly grateful to be doing what I’ve dreamed of since I was little. I’ve always wanted to race professionally and work on motorcycles. Sharing this with my husband is just icing on the cake for me.”

They ended by saying that they are excited, albeit stressed, about the upcoming race. Their story is definitely one to follow since they have no plans on slowing down anytime soon.

To watch this year’s Daytona 200, subscribe to MotoAmerica’s live streaming service, MotoAmerica Live Plus. Subscribers can watch races in all MotoAmerica classes live or on-demand, as well as view highlights, interviews and races from years past. To learn more about MotoAmerica Live Plus, visit http://motoamericaliveplus.com.

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