Hixson Motorsports

Welcome to Hixson Motorsports

The Drivers

Donny Kelley

Born: March 1, 1960 in Houston, TX

Occupation: Glass shop owner / Race car driver

Autobiography: I have had the love for racing all my life. In growing up we rode bicycles, motorcycles. ebay mattel hoverboard and go carts and enjoyed the thrill of competition. My friends and I rode motorcycles in a vacant field at the end of our street where we had cars stop and watch us. The thrill and the excitement that it brought us knowing that these people were stopping to watch us was unbelievable. Myself and a friend started racing motor cycles back in the 70’s. Since then we have raced go-carts outlaws, Allison Legacy’s and in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. We have had many accomplishments and now our goal is to race in the NASCAR Series. Thanks for your time and consideration with our team.

Brandon Kelley

Born: June 3, 1984 in Houston, TX

Autobiography: I have always been a very athletic person. I played little league football and little league baseball with many accomplishments and reaching all-star status several times. I soon realized that baseball and football just didn’t quite meet my need. I needed more action and speed. In 1996, my father and I decided to try our luck at motorcross. We competed from 1996-1999, wining many races and titles. After racing motorcycles for three years, I decided I would try bull riding. I rode bulls for High School Rodeo, making it to the State Finals my first year. It didn’t take me long to realize my heart and soul was in the need for speed and that meant behind the wheel and in control so my father and I decided we would try racing KT100’s and Mini Outlaws. After several years we decided we needed a little more speed. We purchased two Allison Legacy Cars in 2003. Being very competitive, we enjoyed the father-son competition and the adrenaline rush it gave us. We finished our first year in the top 10 in points. In 2004, our second year, we finished first in three out of four races. 2004-2005 is the year we decided to purchase a full scale NASCAR ride and compete in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. I am looking forward to an exciting and challenging new year. The Sky’s the Limit–dreams do come true!

The Garage



Just off highway 27 in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, about half an hour north of Chattanooga, sits the home of Hixson Motorsports. Complete with a dyno room, a state-of-the-art decal fabricator, and space for several complete stock cars, the 10,000 square-foot Hixson garage is home to ARCA’s #23 and #28 cars, owned by Carl Wayne Hixson and driven over the years by Ron Cox, Eric Martin, Jason Jarrett, Joe Cooksey, Josh Krug, Brandon Kelley and a few other talented ARCA drivers.

Building and maintaining a competitive race car is a metamorphic task. One look around the shop reveals several rides in various states of evolution. Some are mere frames with attached roll cages. Others are empty shells of sheet metal vaguely resembling Monte Carlos and Grand Prixs with no innards.

But among these soon-to-be chariots of steel and iron stand the finished products, their glossy, colorful paint bathed in flourescent light, and decorated with rainbows of vinyl decals. A few of these 3400-pound machines proudly display their battle scars while they patiently wait for a body man with his “first aid kit” (Bondo).



Closer inspection of the bodies (particularly the newest arrivals in the shop) reveals familiar names in motorsports. Cars once driven by the likes of NASCAR veterans Michael Waltrip, Kenny Schrader, Bobby Labonte, and Sterling Marlin among others, have found their way to the Hixson garage where they have been rebuilt and prepared for even more competition on ARCA’s asphalt, concrete, and dirt ovals.

Just outside the shop, an 18-wheeled monster waits to be loaded with two cars, pit boxes, and accessories, and driven the long stretch to another ARCA event. Over the course of the season it travels to over 20 events and 12 states in less than 9 months.



Though we sometimes give impromptu tours to folks who just stop by, we’d prefer to know if you’re coming so we can let you know when the best time to visit would be. In either case, feel free to give us a call  or shoot an email to Roy Shipley, and we’ll try to make your visit worthwhile.

The Crew

No driver can do it all himself. If it weren’t for those folks behind the scene (working late hours in the garage between races, performing last-minute engine tuning before qualifying, making crucial adjustments to the suspension during the race) our drivers would be lucky to complete a lap, let alone finish in the top 10.

This section is dedicated to the sacrifices made by a group of dedicated volunteers who have a common set of goals in mind: get the cars on the track, keep them on the track, and give our drivers every opportunity to compete for that trip to the winner’s circle.

Some racing teams have the money to hire and/or train a crew, or by the help of flash torch for android. The Hixson Motorsports crew, however, is an all-volunteer team. From the crew chief to the guy who builds and maintains the website–they’re all doing it for the love of racing and that satisfying feeling that comes every time our drivers take the checkered flag. Whether they finish 4th or 30th, our crew is always there next week to hammer out dents, rebuild motors, and get the cars ready for another chance at a victory.

The team goes through many changes throughout the season, since most of the members have full-time jobs in “real” life.  Here’s a partial list of the folks who are currently helping us out on a regular basis as well as a little information about the jobs they do when they’re not at the track, as of March 2008:


Wayne Hixson

  • Team Owner

  • USMC veteran; owner of Hixson Construction in Soddy Daisy, TN

Lisa Cooper

  • Scoring

  • Supervisor of Respiratory Therapy

Scott Flint

  • Jackman; mechanic

  • UNO student

Jon Griese

  • Front tire changer; tire specialist

  • UNO student

Mark Haehn

  • Crew chief

  • HMS race shop manager

Darren Hoogland

  • Rear tire carrier; mechanic

  • UNO student

Dave Lewis

  • Website administrator

  • Active duty USAF MSgt (E-7) and IDMT (Independent Duty Medical Technician); owner of DLWebsites.com

Roy Shipley

  • Catch can man; tire specialist; transporter driver; public relations and marketing manager

  • US Army veteran and West Point graduate; production supervisor

Sandra Shipley

  • Timing/scoring; public relations and marketing specialist

  • Medical assistant

Justin Smith

  • Rear tire changer; mechanic

  • UNO student

Greg Stuart

  • Spotter

  • ???

Rob VanEtten

  • Gas man; mechanic

  • UNO student

Mason Young

  • Front tire carrier; mechanic

  • UNO student

Motorcycle Tours in India

Our adventure motorcycle tours to India include mainly Himalayas, South India & Rajasthan that offer different level of adventures. Himalaya you ride mostly on high altitudes & have many highest passes along with lots of water streams coming from glacier points in North India. We are offering 3 Himalayan tours that comes as extremely adventure motorbike tours in India & we offer a cultural ride through Rajasthan that is average level ride as you ride mostly in plain area with average riding experience. South India’s ride is totally different from Himalayas & Rajasthan because this ride includes both mountains & plain area ride where main adventure is riding through long Tea, spice plantation & beach ride through small villages & towns.

Himalaya has been always a dream for every rider to ride on the world’s highest road & see mighty Himalaya’s picturesque & rivers that flows fast with ice-water. Our all adventure motorcycles tours in India is guided motorcycle tours have support vehicle & experienced crew members so that we have your adventure motorbike tours safe & enjoyable. We will provide you with an 2 wheels electric scooter as entertainment on the road.

Motorcycle Tours Leh, Ladakh

We are offering 2 motorcycle tours to Leh & Ladakh region of North India. Ladakh region is breathtaking, full of adventures, lots of water streams, many high passes. Ladakh is located in North India in Jammu & Kashmir state of India & Ladakh borders with Pakistan & Tibet. This region remains calm in the comparison with other border area of India. Ladakh is the less populated area in North India. Leh & Ladakh is the best place for Motorcycle tours to India on Royal Enfield motorcycle with many freezing water streams coming from glacier, high altitudes lakes, many world’s highest passes, amazing picturesque valleys, historical rivers & much more. Our Motorbike trips to Leh & Ladakh offers ride of a life time memory. This is not only adventure of riding motorcycles on high altitude; you will see amazing hill top monasteries, Himalayan cuisine & very friendly people. It’s a great adventure to ride on the World’s highest motorable road at Khardungla pass at 18380 ft. from here you can see spectacular view of the mighty Himalayas. Leh & Ladakh is the paradise for motorcycle trips in Himalayan region. This high Himalayan ride is not for the faint hearted. Roads & riding condition can be very challenging & frequently dangerous. If you are following proper instructions given by experienced team leader then we can make your riding much safer & enjoyable as well. We use Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles in the Himalayas that work perfectly & sound good on high altitudes.


Motorcycle Tours to Spiti Valley

Motorcycle tour to Spit Valley is an adventures ride through Lahaul & Spiti valley. Spit Valley route through Shimla is considered as World’s most deadliest road with different geographical locations & different altitudes on the tour with diverse conditions of Weather. Motorcycle tour to Spiti valley is for those who are seeking an extreme adventure on motorcycle & want to see something totally different. Spiti valley is same terrain conditions as Tibet has due to its location closed to Tibet. Spit Valley has great influence of Tibetan culture & cuisine so don’t surprise if you see people looks like Tibetan people because lots of people came from Tibet to this land. Spit Valley is also very famous for hill top Buddhist monasteries in Dhankar, Key Gompa, Kaza Gompa & many more. We cover beautiful destinations as Shimla, Sarahan Valley, Sangla valley, Kalpa, Tabo, Kaza, Kibber, Losar Village & Manali on our motorcycle tour to Spiti Valley. This ride covers scenic route from Shimla to Manali on Tibet-Hindustan border road.

Lahaul & Spiti Valley considered as India’s most remote place accessible only for 3-4 months of a year because of heavy snow falls on high passes. Spiti valley offers lifetime adventure on motorcycle that covers beautiful places with picturesque locations & very spectacular hilltop monasteries in the Himalayas.

Motorcycle Tours to Rajasthan

Rajasthan is said to be the land of Kings & Maharajas. History of Rajasthan is so rich & ancient. Rajasthan is also very famous for its majestic forts & lavish palaces. Rajasthan offers great ride through different geographical destinations as from Desert to great mountains of Aravali range. Rajasthan is the home of many world’s famous forts & palaces where you can imagine the century old history of India. Our motorcycle tour to Rajasthan covers famous tourist destinations as Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, sand dunes of Sam, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bundi, Jaipur & Agra including Delhi as well. Rajasthan ride perfectly for those who are seeking a cultural ride through rural areas of India, who want to see people engaged in their routine work. Rajasthan is culturally rich as people have colorful dresses, brightest cree q5 led flashlight in the world, costumes, different cuisine, folk songs & music. You will enjoy great hospitality in Rajasthan on our motorcycle tour to Rajasthan as we select Heritage hotels & resorts for your great holiday with us. These heritage hotels & resorts are the main backbone of the Rajasthan tourism & offers great view along with its unforgettable hospitality.

You cannot miss historical rich monuments like Amber fort in Jaipur, City palace of Udaipur with boat ride in Pichola lake where you see men & women taking bath & washing clothes, Desert city of Jaisalmer & golden sand dunes of Sam where you enjoy camel ride in the desert. There are many places like that you would like to see with our motorcycle tour to Rajasthan.

2 wheel hoverboard available at $200

Can you buy 2 wheel hoverboard at $200? This may have disturbed you. Actually, you can buy a hoverboard at that price. It will be upon you to take your time and compare different hoverboards available before you buy. There are some refurbished hoverboards which you can buy at that price. You can take your time and search for stores which sell refurbished hoverboards so that you will buy from them. Before you buy any electric scooter which has been priced at attractive rates, you should take your time and check on the features available. If it is a refurbished electric scooter, then you should check and ensure its condition will not let you down. There are several people who have bought the electric scooters at $200 and they have achieved great services out of them.


You should as well check on how to use the hoverboard. If you will like the electric scooter to last long, then you should ensure you have maintained it well. You should avoid overloading the electric scooter. You will easily avoid misusing the electric scooter if you will take into consideration the maximum weight which can be supported by the electric scooter before you buy. An electric scooter which has high carrying capacity will avoid you cases where you will end up breaking the hoverboard.

If you are buying a refurbished hoverboard at low than $200, then you should ensure all spare parts which have been fitted in the hoverboards are genuine. This is necessary because buying a hoverboard which has been fitted with parts which are not genuine can expose you to a lot of challenges. For example, the hoverboard may fail after a short while. This will make it hard for you to realize value for your money which you will have bought the hoverboard to enjoy. There are different stores which sale the hoverboard cheaply, always take your time and asses the hoverboards so that you will know whether a given device you are about to buy will meet your specific needs. You can compare different stores which sell the hoverboards so that you will decide on one which will assure you great success.


After you decide to buy a given electric scooter cheaply, you should as well check on the availability of spare parts. An electric scooter which you will easily find spare parts should be your fist choice if you will like to be assured of great success when trying to have fun with your hoverboard, you should consider buying one which has been equipped with necessary features which will make you feel you used your money wisely to buy the hoverboard. The availability of professionals who will fix it for you also matters. Check their availability before you buy.

You may have been looking for a store from where you can buy the electric scooters but you have not yet located one. You should change your way of searching for the stores. It is very easy for you to locate the right store from where you can buy the electric scooters from after you decide to search online. Most online stores available will assure you great success when trying to buy an electric scooter. You will be assured of great success after you decide to buy from online stores as opposed to when you will decide to buy from local stores. In order to even save more money, you should consider comparing different stores which sell the hoverboards so that you will decide on one which will assure you great peace of mind.


Some people will assume hoverboards which are sold at attractive prices will not serve them well. The truth is that even those which have been priced at low prices can assure you great services. It is upon you to take your time and compare the brands available before you decide to buy one. There are some brands which are known to assure users great services. You will be assured of great services after you buy one which ash been fitted with features which you will enjoy having on a hoverboard. Even if it will be priced at attractive prices, the features will matter a lot when trying to achieve great peace of mind with the hoverboards. There are some batteries which are known to cause fire if not handled well. You should check and ensure your hoverboard is not fitted with such batteries before you buy.


Where to Access Red Hoverbaord for Sale

In order to achieve the best out of your search for hoverboard red for sale, you need to take your time and compare both online as well as local stores which sale hoverabords. Many people are nowadays using hoverbaords to enjoy themselves during free time. You too will make great fun when free after you buy your own hoverboards. The hoverboards available will vary on the features they have. There are others which have been installed with smart features which will easily prevent other people from using your hoverboards without your permission. For example, you can lock them. Others are made with Bluetooth technology which makes your ride very interesting. The budget of buying the hoverboards is also an issue, in order to buy hoverboards for sale cheap, you will later feel constrained financially, it is always necessary for you to take your time and compare different stores available so that you will locate he best hoverboard which will serve you well. You can decide to go for online stores which sale the hoverboards or buy locally. Here are tips for you to make the right decision when buying the hoverboards:

Carry out enough price comparison before buying the electric scooters

If you will like to spend your money wisely, then you need to take your time and compare different stores available which sale the hoverboards. There are some stores which have priced the hoverboards at attractive rates while others can end up exploiting you. It will be very easy for you to compare as many stores as possible so that you will decide on the best after you decide to carry out your comparison online.


Safety features on the hoverboards

Among other factors you need to take into consideration when buying hoverboards is the safety features installed on the hoverboards. It is always necessary for you to go for hoverboards which will assure you great safety. If you have never used a hoverboards before, then you need to pay more attention to the safety features. There are other people who fear moving at high-speed, if you are among those people, then you should consider an electric scooter which will not move at exceedingly high speed. There are some restrictions put in place to the maximum speed you can move while on a scooter. In order to avoid cases where you will find yourself in the wrong side of the law, it is always necessary for you to consider an electric scooter which will move at the right speed.


The maximum range of the hoverboards

The electric scooters work in a simple mechanism. The power which will propel you will be produced by an electric powered motor. The power will last for a given period of time or distance covered. This is referred to as range of the scooter. After you have reached the maximum range, the electric scooters will be out of power hence you will be required to recharge them. If you are among those who will like moving on your scooter for several hours before you can think of recharging them, then you should consider an electric scooter which has a long range. Manufacturers will indicate the maximum range which the scooters can reach. This makes it very easy for you to decide on the right scooters which you can buy and enjoy your time with family members.


Check on the design features of the hoverboards

The electric scooters available from different manufacturers will vary on the features available on them. There are others which will be fitted with attractive colors and other decorations which will make you feel proud when riding on them. You should always take into consideration the features available on the hoverboard red for sale before you decide to buy from a given store. Other factors you need to take into consideration before buying the scooters include the time the stores will take before it can deliver. It is always necessary for you to buy from stores which will assure you quick delivery. After paying for the scooters, the next step will be for you to receive them and start enjoying yourself with family members. There are some stores which offer a comprehensive warranty after buying scooters from them. You can buy from such stores if you will like to be assured of great peace of mind after buying the electric scooters.

Hoverboard Bluetooth Not Working-Get Possible Solutions

There are several people who have been faCed with the problem of hoverboard Bluetooth not working. There are several reasons why this happens. One, the hardware part of the hoverboard may be defective. The second reason is the software part of the electric scooter. Remember for the electric scooter to work, it has to be powered by electricity. The electricity will power the hardware which will coordinate different parts of the hoverbroad for you to ride on it safely. There are some brands of hoverboards which are known to offer great services, in order to reduce chances of your hoverboard developing complications, always start by identifying the right brand which you can buy. You can check on online reviews which other users have offered for you to know the right brand which you can buy. Always buy from a manufacturer who offers a warranty. This is necessary for you to have a place where you can turn to if by any chance you will be faced with challenges of the hoverboard Bluetooth not working.

Possible solutions to your hoverboard Bluetooth not working problem

Check on your hardware

For the hoverboard Bluetooth to stop working, there is something wrong with the hardware part. There are several sections of the hardware which can fail. You should proceed with caution, if you have a warranty, it will be void if you will open your hoverboards. Due to the fact that it is a matter of guesswork, you should not be quick to open the hoverboards. But, if you do not have a warranty, just open he electric scooter and check on power connection to the motherboard. A simple disconnection will make your hoverboard Bluetooth fail to work. Just inspect the chip carefully and locate any loose or missing connection. You can solder it back and your hoverboards will be in good working condition. If you do not know how to soldier, you can take them to an electronic repair shop near you. This is a task you will only undertake if your hoverboards are past the warranty period or you were not offered a warranty at all.


The software may be a problem

The software problem may be making your hoverboards fail to connect to Bluetooth. In order to connect the hoverboard with Bluetooth, then you need to fix the software problem. By just resetting the factory setting, you can have the Bluetooth connect back. Different brands of hoverboards available will have different modes of restoring factory settings. If you are unsure about the process of restoring the factory settings, then you can refer to the user’s manual. If you lost your user’s manual, you can as well search online. There is a lot of information online which you can use to restore your hoverboards and start enjoying your ride.


Contact the manufacturers for troubleshooting

You may have tried troubleshooting eh problem without success. In order to identify the problem and have it fixed within a short period of time, just contact the manufacturers. There are several ways you can do so. You can contact them via email, live chat or even Skype. This is why it is very necessary for you to buy from a seller who has working contact numbers. You may have made simple mistakes and they are making you unable to troubleshoot the problem and have the hoverboards on the road, but you will easily have them back on the road after you contact the manufacturers. The engineers at the manufacturing plant know how the hoverboards work which will make it easy for you to solve any problem and have the electric scooters on the road. Try to explain your problem as clear as possible if you will like to achieve great peace of mind in your troubleshooting problem.


Claim your warranty

The best way for you to get rid of the problems posed by the failure of hoverboard Bluetooth is to claim your warranty. Recalled buy hoverboard from ebay or store. After claiming the warranty the manufacturers will replace the defective parts or replace for you the electric scooter. This will make it very easy for you to get back to the driveways and start enjoying your ride. If you will like to be assured great peace of mind, always try and buy from a manufacturer who will offer you a warranty. With a warranty you will never regret. You will use the hoverboards to your satisfaction but you will never regret.