Jay Matus

2010 NASA National GTS3 Champion

Texas Speed - Jay Matus

Jay Matus: Driver, Team Owner, Event Organizer, and Automotive Tech: Age 46

FOUNDATION:

Natural Talent, Winning Attitude, Passion for Motorsports; Extensive experience in business management, motor sports industry, teaming and competitive environments

COMPETITION VEHICLES:

  • 2014 COMPETING IN: Rebuild 2002 Porsche 996 (Black)
  • 2013 COMPETED IN: Rebuild 2002 Porsche 996 (Black)
  • 2012 COMPETED IN: Rebuild 2002 Porsche 996 (Black)
  • 2011 COMPETED IN: 2002 Porsche 996 (Black)
  • 2010 COMPETED IN: 2002 Porsche 996 (Black)
  • 2009 COMPETED IN: 2002 Porsche 996 (Black)
  • 2007 COMPETED IN: 2000 Porsche 996 (White) and 2004 Subaru WRX STI, (Blue)
  • 2006 COMPETED IN: 2000 Porsche 996 (White) and 2004 Subaru WRX STI (Blue)
  • 2005 COMPETED IN: 2004 Subaru WRX STI (Blue) and 1999 C5 Corvette (Hard Top, Torch Red)

MARKETING PARTNERS (Sponsors):

AMSOIL, Hoosier Tires, VP Racing Fuels, DriverSource of Houston, California Motorsports of Arizona, AWE Tuning, EFX Auto Body, SPL Parts, MCS

CONTACT INFO:

4327 Steffani Lane, Houston, Texas 77042
Phone: (281) 802-9863 | Send Email

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • November 9, 2014, Jay Matus was nominated for the Hard Charger award at NASA Nationals. He started in position 19 and finished in 4th position winning 2nd in his class.
  • August 2, 2014 Jay Matus takes home the Optima Battery Best Standing Start Award in his debut race with Pirelli World Challenge Round 11.
  • In 2012, Jay Matus joined EFFORT Racing at COTA for the final round of the 2012 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy. Fellow EFFORT driver Michael Mills said “The Matuses have been a lot of help to me along the way and I’m happy to be in a position to give something back to them for being such an integral part of Texas Motor Sports.”
  • In December 2013, Jay Matus was invited to COTA for the Pirelli World Challenge Tire test day.

Motorsports

In-car Experience (20+ years of formal and informal competition. Numerous trophies and points for 1st – 6th place finishes)

  • 12 years closed circuit road racing
  • 8 years open road racing
  • 8 years “hot lapping”
  • 8 years Autocross
  • 6 years motocross/hare scrambles
  • 4 years drag racing
  • 1 year land speed racing

Motorsports/Automotive Industry Experience:

  • Owner and Driver for Texas Speed Racing
  • Creator and Promoter for THE TEXAS MILE (recognized by HOT ROD Mag.) www.texasmile.com
  • Franchise Developer and Former Regional Director of NASA TX (National Auto Sport Association) www.nasatx.com
  • Automotive Science Degree – WTI
  • Member of Porsche Club of America (PCA)
  • Schooling and informal experience in automotive paint and body work
  • 2 yrs Automotive Shop Mgr & Technician
  • Hobby of modifying vehicles for improved performance and appearance

2013 Media Coverage: Jay Matus, Texas Racer Featured on Mobil 1 The Grid

SERIES & EVENT PARTICIPATION/CLUB AFFILIATION:

Road Racing:

  • National Auto Sport Association – Texas
  • Sports Car Club of America – SW Division
  • Skip Barber Formula Ford – FL Winter
  • World Challenge
  • Guest Driver for Effort Racing 2012

Auto Cross, Hot Lapping and Drifting: SCCA, TX Drift, SPOKES, A&M, VCA, PCA, Texas Triathlon Competition

Open Road Racing: S.S.C.C. and C.A.R.S

2004-2006 PUBLICATIONS – ELECTRONIC & PRINT:

  • The Houston Chronicle – March & Nov. 06
  • The Victoria Advocate – March & Oct. 06
  • TheRaceSite.com – 04, 05, 06 publications under NASA section
  • Grassroots Motorsports Magazine – All 04, 05, 06 publications under NASA section
  • HOTROD Magazine – Aug., March, & Dec. 2004
  • LandRacing.com – 2004, 2005, 2006
  • dialD.com – Aug. & March 2004 – Home Page
  • The Texas City Sun – 2004, 2005, 2006
  • dialD Magazine – July and May 2004
  • Bonneville Racing News – June 2004
  • ABC TV Affiliate – KAVU – May 22, 04
  • SuperTunerTV- Spring of 2003

Other publications prior to 2004: Vette Magazine, Moto1.net, TheRaceSite.com, HOT ROD Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

RACING STATISTICS:

Top Speed Driven: 197 MPH at The Texas Mile and verified by state of the art timing equipment.

RECENT CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  • 2014- 2nd place at Sonoma Raceway National Championship GTS5- NASA
  • 2013 – 3rd place at Miller Motorsports Park National Championship GTS-4 NASA
  • 2011 – 2nd Place at Mid- Ohio National Championship: GTS3 NASA
  • 2010 – 1st at Miller Motorsports Park National Championship: GTS3 NASA
  • 2008 – 4th at Mid Ohio National Championship: GTS3 NASA 2008
  • 2006 – 2nd at Mid Ohio National Championship: GTS3: NASA
  • 2006 – 1st in GPC1, NASA Texas
  • 2006 – 2nd in SP, SCCA Regional SWD
  • 2006 – 4th in T2, SCCA National SWD
  • 2005 – 1st in T2, SCCA Regional SWD
  • 2005 – 2nd in T2, SCCA National SWD
  • 2004 – 3rd for FFR for NASA TEXAS
  • 2004 – 2nd in SUO, NASA Texas
  • 2003 – 3rd in T1, SCCA Regional SWD
  • 2003 – 5th in T1, SCCA National SWD
  • 2003 – 10th in GT1, SCCA National SWD
  • 2002 – 6th in T1, SCCA National SWD
  • 2001 – 4th in T1, SCCA Regional SWD

TRACKS/COURSES DRIVEN:

  • Closed Circuit: Sebring Int’l, TX World, TX Motor, MSR-C, MSR-H, Hallett, Mid-Ohio, Miller Motorsports Park, Cabanis, Infineon Raceway, Circuit of The Americas
  • Open Road/LSR: CARS Big Bend, SSCC Ely Nevada, The Texas Mile