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William A Meyers grew up the lone motor-head in a family of golf professionals, working on his family’s golf course in Daytona Beach, Florida, “The World Center Speed.” William spent 7 years in the United States Air Force as an F-15 Jet Engine Mechanic, starting WAM Cycles in 2001, at the suggestion from his roommate, Gary Holman, working out of a small, single car garage in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in a house that he shared with Holman and Meyer’s soon to be wife, Michele. Leaving the USAF to pursue a career in motorcycle roadracing, Meyers made WAM Cycles an official business in 2003, repairing motorcycles for friends. In the mean time he went club racing, winning his very first race in the pouring rain at Daytona, and winning 38 of the 46 races that he finished that first year, with just one finish off the podium, in 5th place. Applying his “if you want something bad enough,” aim for the top attitude, Meyers realized his lifelong dream of racing in the Daytona 200 in 2005, his 3rd year racing and 2nd as a pro.

Me and my dad, "Big E" at Miller Motorsports Park

Me and my dad, “Big E” at Miller Motorsports Park, with Celtic Racing

After retiring from racing in 2006, William Meyers specialized in building high-performance race engines, building motors for a many of Florida’s fastest racers. In October of 2007, Meyers met Celtic Racing’s team owner Barry Gilsenan, helping him out at the last minute with an R6 cylinder head for the Race of Champions. That chance meeting ultimately landed Meyers as Celtic Racing’s crew chief and team manager, leading James Rispoli’s 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Motorcycle Superstore Supersport West and National Championship titles. Over the years, William Meyers has also worked with top pro racers such as P.J. Jacobsen, Shane Narbone, Michael Barnes, Damian Cudlin, Kenny Noyes, Mark Miller, Kurtis Roberts, Brett McCormick and Jason Pridmore, as well as with Fast by Ferracci, Vallely Racing, VRC Racing, Heyser Cycle, and Wacker Racing.

William & Michele Meyers

William & Michele Meyers

Currently residing in the tiny European country of Luxembourg, William is working as his long-time friend Michael Laverty’s chassis mechanic, for the Paul Bird Motorsports MotoGP team. Naturally, it’s been the support of his family that’s crucial to his success. Without his wife Michele’s support, he’s never be able to manage the grueling routine of being on the road for weeks at a time, come home for a few days, only to leave when the MotoGP circus takes off for another country. There are plenty of bachelors working in the paddock, but it takes something special to grow a family, William Meyers is fortunate to have it.

While the jet-setting hustle of a 19 race, international schedule spanning 6 continents is a far cry from the national, 12-race AMA Pro series, Meyers has leveraged the discipline, work ethic, and dedication that made privateer Celtic Racing one of the top teams in the AMA paddock to make his leap into the premiere league of motorcycle roadracing.

Note: With Michael Laverty going to BSB for the 2015 season, it’s not practical for me to work in the UK, being based in Luxembourg, so I’m looking for work, preferably with a MotoGP Championship team or with a team in the Superbike World Championship. My resume is available here: William Meyers Resume 2014 09 08

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