Jay Leckrone: Crew Chief
Jay knows everything there is to know about preparing a race boat, and is responsible for keeping the engines and gearboxes operating at maximum efficiency. Jay is a turbine mechanic and systems specialist. Jay will keep things running straight, and no one works harder.
Ron Jones, Jr.: Hull Specialist, Consultant and Partner
Ron is a famed race boat designer and builder, as well as an expert in composite technologies who has built parts and components for the aircraft and boating industry. He consults on the set up of the race boat (with Jay) and directs the building and repair of the boat. His father is famed designer and builder Ron Jones, and his grandfather is the famed innovator, Ted Jones, of Slo-mo-shun fame, who dominated hydro racing in th 1950's and 1960's. Together, the family has set the pace in race boat design for five decades.
Tom Alfano: Engine and Gearbox
Tom is a long-time member of the U-25 team. Tom's special skills include gearbox systems and most everything "on top of the boat". Tom was our functioning crew chief in Detroit for 2009 while JW Myers was driving the U-37 while Jay was back in Seattle finishing the building of the new boat.