Born in 1960, Chuck lives in Pittsburgh, PA and currently works in a heavy steel fabrication shop that he helped a long time friend Mark Evarts start. Mostly they build big industrial transporters up to 100 ton cap. (so far), bomb trailers for the US Navy, and have even built two trailers to haul the new Boeing 787 airplane nose sections on. Chuck has also been a truck diver, welder, maintenance on an airport people mover train and truck mechanic.
His Dad has always built jeeps, the first one he can remember was a 46 2A with a flathead Ford V8 in it. Dad now restores anything he finds in the trash! Most have won an AACA Grand National first place which is not easy. This is how Chuck got started in the 4WD world, taking the ones that were not restored yet and trail riding them. Dad taught me how to drive when I was 4. He built and raced a 1961 CJ5 in the East Coast 4WD Ass. for a few years and did decent enough that Chuck decided racing was way more fun than polishing and storing! As a boy growing up, they also had several boats from fast stuff to big houseboats. That is how his other hobby got started, but racing took over and in 1986 he decided that now winning the local mud bogs was top priority and the mud racing obsession began. For 5 or 6 years Chuck built and raced a Jeep CJ5, an F100, and finally a tube chassis Jeep funny car. After the challenge was gone locally he took on the big guys nationally in a new car with an injected big block Chevy. That soon became Chuck’s first blower car in 1996, and in 2000, built a new chassis that was as state of the art as he could afford. Since then there have been many changes and upgrades to both the chassis and the engine. They never end either! This constant quest to be the "fast guy" has given him in return 4 NMRO national championships, several national event wins, a couple national records, many track records and the best thing a whole bunch of friends with the same goal. Currently besides building mud racing chassis` and keeping his mud racer, hauler and boat maintained and competitive, Chuck builds engines for off shore boats and the off-weeks between races he spends on the local rivers at 100 mph with these guys. The fun never ends! None of this would have ever been possible without all the help and support from my Dad, Chuck Sr., my kids Chuck #3, and Jenn, and of course my girlfriend for many years Terry. Chuck #3 has been doing a great job Driving the racer in NMRO class 6, finishing 2nd in the points a couple times, Jenn gets her turn this year also so look out guys, you might be getting beat by a girl! Also many thanks to all of our sponsors which include Freedom Iron Works, KMP Performance and Machine (who fixes all of my tuning mistakes), Meinerts Performance House, and Sharkins Moto-arts Decals.