Team Bios

  • Marc Ewing / Driverimage

    Marc is the driver of the Riot truck, and 2010 is his second season in off road racing. Prior to this, he was involved in competitive sailing where he raced in the Farr 40 and Melges 24 circuits. Marc has been an avid climber for most of his adult life, taking frequent trips to Alaska, Canada and Patagonia. He is from the Chicago area.

  • Harvey Knapp / Team Managerimage

    Harvey is responsible for promoting the race program and garnering sponsorship for Riot. Born and raised in England, he moved to the United States in 1989 and now resides in Chicago. He began working in the graphic arts industry and has a mechanical background in printing equipment and heavy machinery installation.

  • Jordan Poole / Crew Chief, Co-Driverimage

    Jordan is the crew chief and the co-driver for the #68 trophy truck. He supervises the shop and coordinates the race events. For six years he worked at RTR Motorsports. Jordan is native to Las Vegas and has been around off-road racing his entire life. He has co-driven for many different classes within the sport.

  • Sammy Zaranti / Lead Mechanicimage

    Sammy is the lead mechanic on one of the Riot trophy trucks. He has been chief mechanic for a number of off road race programs including JS Pest Control Motorsports, Collins Motorsports, Las Vegas Dissemination and RTR Motorsports. He was also the team manager at Sorensen Motorsports. Sammy was born in Chicago and has lived in Las Vegas most of his life.

  • Brandon Johnson / Mechanicimage

    Brandon is a mechanic for Riot Racing. At Collins Motorsports he prepped trophy trucks and built Pro2 short course trucks. For six years he built, prepped and co-drove for the #1586 buggy of Grove Lumber Racing in Ontario, California. In 2002 his off-road career began at GSM Fabrication in Riverside, California where he prepped buggies. Brandon now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Erica Magda / Media Managerimage

    Erica is the photographer and reporter for the team, and she assists in managing the Riot Web site. From the Chicago area, she has a background in journalism, web management and photography and has worked for various news organizations.