Retired Drivers Profiles

Retired Drivers Or Drivers Taking A Sabbatical

Raymond Casteel #2

Raymond Casteel #2

Driver: Raymond Casteel
Team: GPR Racing
Number: 2
Sponsor: Taco Bell
Hometown: Franklin, PA
Birthday: July 8, 1988

Ray is employed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), specializing in CNC machining.

He has been into racing far as he can remember. Ray has been going to the races with his family. He also enjoys Radio Control racing and been in a few demo derby’s going back to when he was 16 yrs old.

Ray started iRacing back in Aug. 2016 and was hooked using a controller for the longest time. In July, 2017 he finally broke down and purchased a steering wheel with peddles. From that point on he wanted to upgrade more and was hooked. He wanted to join a race team and a league, is currently racing for GPR motorsports. Ray enjoys the most about league racing is the guys that you race with.

Ray says he may not be the fastest or the best driver out there, but he always give it 110% every race.

Robert Vining #6

Robert Vining #6

Driver: Robert Vining
Team: RacinGrafix Motorsports
Number: 6
Sponsor: The Pool Boys, Valvoline, Folgers
Hometown: League City, TX
Birthday: January 18, 1969
Website: www.racingrafix.com/
Website: www.robertswebdesign.com

Robert is self employed – Roberts Web Design – 12 Years as a Website Design and Development Professional. Moved to Content Marketing, SEO and Social Media for clients over the past 5 years.

He started his love of racing as a child. Sitting and watching the Daytona 500, and back then… the Indy 500, were big events in his youth. Fast forward to Roberts teenage years, and street racing and performance Mopars were all he thought about.

At 23, Robert started working for a Transmission shop with no real mechanical experience other than what he had done in his garage and a year at a bicycle shop in high school. 90 days later, he had a full time job and never looked back. 8 Years later, Robert opened his first Transmission shop, and his love of racing allowed him to support a few real life racers along the way with Transmissions, Gears, a little sponsorship here and there… as well as crew for a few guys too.

In 2004, he pit crewed for the 2004 TSRS Late Model Champ Brad Hudak, SCCA D Sport Regional Champ Ralph Mayfield, and a local dirt limited modified for a buddy of mine Charlie. He raced 36 weekends that year. Needless to say… Robert was single at the time. Hard work, but a TON of fun.

Robert started racing online in 2004 with NR2003. DMP was big then, iRacing was not out yet, and he watched as the community peaked and dwindled over the next 4 to 5 years. Lots of Mods were made during that time though. Fun stuff. Robert was lucky enough to run with some great leagues back then, and even started his own with OSRL. He still runs an NR2003 paint site today… www.racingrafix.com.

He started iRacing in the first year, but met his current wife, had 2 awesome girls who are now 9 and 10, that helped him decide to put away my wheel for 10 years.

Fast forward to 2018, and Robert jumped on iRacing at the beginning of 2018 S2. Wow, what a difference 10 years makes for a ‘Sim’. There’s so much content today, it’s not even funny. The racing is amazing. You can find a race, any night of the week, and it’s really cool to find a great league like OBRL.

Thanks for all you do here guys! Glad to be a part of it and looking forward to this season!

Rick Mason #18

Rick Mason #18

Driver: Rick Mason
Team: NOVA Motorsports
Number: 18
Sponsor: MagnaFlow Exhaust Systems
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Birthday: May 3, 1962

Rick have worked in the IT field since 1987. He currently work for the City of Manassas in Va. His first experience with ‘Online Sim Racing’ was with NASCAR 2003 and has been hooked ever since. Joined iRacing in 2016 and joined his first league later that year. Rick found Old Bastards Racing League in 2018 and was intrigued to say the least.

He didn’t think there were too many ‘Old Bastards‘ racing to begin with, but found very shortly I was wrong. Rick really enjoys racing with this group of guys. There is total respect for fellow drivers, but more importantly when he reference something prior to 2015, someone actually knows what I’m talking about!

Rick says he is not the fastest guy on the track, but that is ok. I don’t need to be. He can get good results with patience.
Being in a stressful job gave me two options for the weekends. An endless flow of Jack Daniels or OBRL So far it’s OBRL by a nose.

Jimmy Todd #20

Jimmy Todd #20

Driver: Jimmy Todd
Team: Revved Up Racing
Number: 20
Sponsor: Menards
Hometown: Steelville, Mo
Birthday: May 26, 1985

Jimmy began his sim racing career in 2008, racing rFactor at Freedom Motorsports Sim Racing League. RFactor was just the beginning as Jimmy continued on to race ARCA Sim Racing, which eventually led him into iRacing.

Jimmy’s passion for racing extends beyond the sim racing tracks and into everyday life as he is a dirt racer at heart. He began dirt racing in 2003, running a street stock at I-44 Speedway. He then moved to the Racing Association of Mini Stocks series in 2004, traveling across Missouri racing at dirt tracks all over the state. After 2004 Jimmy hung up his helmet for a bit, starting a family, but the racing bug never went away. In 2018 decided to reenter the dirt racing world with his two children by his side.

Besides dirt racing, Jimmy is an avid NASCAR fan and can be found on race days cheering on his favorite driver, Kyle Busch.

Mike Grayson #21

Mike Grayson #21

Driver: Mike Grayson
Team: Grayson Racing
Number: 21
Sponsor: Purolator
Hometown: City, Oklahoma
Birthday: December 8, 1971

Mike has worked as a Support Mechanic for an airline for 17 years. Prior to that he worked in a steel shop as a helper and welder.

He has always loved racing games, from the Atari 2600 to the Sony Playstation. Mike had several of the NASCAR EASport games which he really enjoyed. Early in 1998 he bought his first computer and a Thrustmaster NASCAR Pro Digital 2 steering wheel. He spent a significant amount of time playing his first real PC game – NASCAR Heat. The in 2002, he stopped playing any racing games and began playing the Battlefield FPS franchise.

November 2004, when World of Warcraft came out, Mike became totally immersed in it until June of 2017. Then in June, he stumbled upon iRacing. Out came his old Thrustmaster steering wheel and starting racing the Rookie Street Stocks. Mike didn’t have a clue to what he was doing, but the thrill and adrenaline rush from racing in close proximity to other cars operated by real people blew him away. In his excitement Mike began investing in better equipment to enhance the Immersion of the game.

Mike’s wife of 20 years and all of his friends were shocked and wondered what game could take him away from World of Warcraft. His response to his friends and family is “it’s not a game, it’s a sim!” They all roll their eyes, guess they will never understand.

Jason Schrader #22

Jason Schrader #22

Driver: Jason Schrader
Team: Schrader Enterprises
Number: 22
Sponsor: American/Miller High Life
Hometown: Dothan, Alabama
Birthday: April 8, 1972

Jason has been doing helicopter maintenance and repair going on 9 years at Fort Rucker, Al. He has his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses going on over 10 years. Jason is originally from Michigan, but had to relocate to Alabama, because of the job.

His hobbies include building wooden model ships, and pretty much anything that has to do with modeling such as, iRacing, Painting cars for iRacing, He has also started to get back into watching the NASCAR races, because sim racing has rejuvenated his interest in racing again.

Jason wants to personally thank all the Admins and members that make the Old Bastards Racing League what it is today. “He personally believes there isn’t another league on iRacing that is as good as the OBRL, PERIOD!”

Mike Franklin #25

Mike Franklin #25

Driver: Mike Franklin
Team: Riden Shotgun Motorsports
Number: 25
Sponsor: Folgers
Hometown: Athens, TX
Birthday: November 3, 1974

Mike has spent the last 18 years working for Natural Gas Services Group working on high pressure natural gas compressors In the oil fields of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Mike enjoys working on his Mustang GT, gaming, IRacing, gun range, but most of all spending as much time with his two daughters one being a Junior at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX and the other a Cheerleader at Athens Middle School.

After getting interested in NASCAR, Mike instantly became a fan. Before joining IRacing in 2013 the only experience he had with any type racing simulation was the NASCAR games on the PlayStation gaming system. Mike joined the Old Bastards Racing League looking for like minded drivers.

Dan DeNayer #30

Dan DeNayer #30

Driver: Dan DeNayer
Team: DoubleD Racing
Number: 30
Sponsor: Textron Aviation
Hometown: Wichita, KS.
Birthday: May, 1973

Dan served in the US Navy as a Aircraft Mechanic from 91-95 and has been with Cessna Aircraft Company since 1996 as a A&P Flight Mechanic and currently a Business Jet Flight Inspector.

1995 Dan started Sim Racing. He won the Nim Cross’s VRW Racing league Championship in 2002. Got to know Dale Jr. and started the Jr’s Race Place Group. 2004 he started ran the DMP Racing League with Kevin King, Bob Bryant and TJ Majors. He was part of the initial FIRST group using the IROC cars before becoming known as iRacing. Spent time developing the ARCA Racing Sim game.

Dan has been on FX TV NASCAR Drivers 360 and Speed Channels Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain and Inside NASCAR shows and featured in NASCAR Illustrated magazine about the DMP League.

Making friendships with fellow sim racers and getting to seeing drivers he recruited make it to the top of iRacing and even a NASCAR Cup Champion.

Other hobbies incl building & fixing computers and shooting guns.

Dan started following NASCAR when he was station in Virginia in the early 90’s and have been hooked since. He spent Saturday nights at Langely Speedway in Hampton, Virginia and loved it! The 1994 Bud 500 at Dover was my 1st ever NASCAR race weekend.

Dan also went to the Dale, Jr’s party at Jr’s. home after he won the 2004 Daytona 500. Went to the victory lane celebration. He also has celebrated with Martin Truex and Dale Jr. several times over their careers pretty much tops it all.

Brian Gavin #33

Brian Gavin #33

Driver: Brian Gavin 
Team: BG Sim Sport
Number: 33 
Sponsor: Skoal Bandit
Hometown: Monmouth, IL
Birthday: September 1969

Brian is a medical photographer with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the past 10 years in Temple, TX.  Previously, he was a civilian photographer with the Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California and is an Army veteran with 6 years as a combat photographer.  There was also an 8-year stint in Thailand as an English teacher and language program manager.

Brian enjoys doing anything with his kids, Sim Racing (iRacing, Assetto Corsa, and Project Cars 2), flying in IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad & DCS World, and cooking.  He’s been dreaming of racing & flying in VR since the Papyrus NASCAR and Jane’s flight games and jumped on it when it was finally a reality.  Probably best that it didn’t happen until now because if I’d had this stuff in my younger days, I probably never would have met my wife.

Brian has never been fast and rarely win races but couldn’t really care less.  He just enjoys racing and pretending to be a race car driver.  He really likes racing with the same group of people each week when points and standings mean more and there is a sense of camaraderie.  The Old Bastards Racing League seems like a great group and he’s looking forward to many races with them.

Billy Wise #34

Billy Wise #34

Driver: Billy Wise
Team: The Wise Guyz
Number: 34
Sponsor: Magicalbutter.com The Wise Guyz
Hometown: New Port Richey, FL
Birthday: December 18, 1975
Website :http://wiseguyznation.com/ & https://magicalbutter.com/
Other Social Media: https://www.simability.com/

Billy is a lifelong fan of NASCAR and local track racing. He is fairly new to sim racing, only being on iRacing for 3 years and 2 years with a “legit adapted wheel”. Billy is paralyzed from the waist down from a tragic sky diving accident.

To be able to sim race, Billy uses a custom built racing wheel made by Simability.com. The wheel is customized so that he can use his hands for the throttle and brake.Billy Wise Simability Custom Wheel from www.simability.com

When not racing Billy fronts his band “The Wise Guyz“, playing guitar and vocals Lead singer/guitar player. His twin brother Bobby Wise is on bass guitar and their dad Thomas Wise on guitar and vocals. Teaching them at a young age, The Wise Guyz have been playing local bars since the early 90’s.

Billy is a short tracker that loves street stocks, modified, Super late models, but also loves plate racing at Daytona and Talladega SuperSpeedways.. Main sponsor of Local track driver #32 Ramond Vann 2015 EastBay champion

 

Bob Wells #38

Bob Wells #38

Driver: Bob “Bad Bob” Wells
Team: Bad Bob Motorsports
Number: 38
Sponsor: Over The Top Paints, Gas Monkey Garage & SpeeDee Oil Change
Hometown: Penacook, NH
Birthday: December 2, 1972

Bob is employed at Concord Hospital where he is the manager of the Mail and Print Center.

Back in 1990 and 91 Bob was a volunteer on the Ricky Craver’s NASCAR Busch North Team doing various jobs. Bob’s Dad had a big influence on his racing interests and was the reason he followed the American Canadian Tour since the early 1980’s. Bob is a big fan of Ricky Craven and Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Bob has been in sim racing since the Indy 500 game by Atari was introduced in 1977. He joined iRacing in January 2013 and has been a member of the Old Bastards Racing League for almost 4 years or so. Bob is a big fan of all types of racing, both in the real world and in Sim Racing, especially iRacing. Bob prefers league racing over the iRacing pick up races, because it allows racing with the same guys each week and you get to know the competition better. He believes it makes the racing better and most importantly, you develop friendships, learn and help one another. The Truck Series is Bob’s favorite and his wins at NHMS, Daytona , Tally and Bristol (I don’t have many), the have meant the most to him.

Scott Schnabel #55

Scott Schnabel #55

Driver: Scott Schnabel
Team: SS Motorsports
Number: 55
Sponsor: NAVY
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
Birthday: December 27, 1958

Scott has always been a sim racing fan going back to the days when you had to connect via modem to a server in Hawaii.  His ex-wife was thrilled with the phone bill that month.  Former member of BaddBoyzz Racing on NASCAR Racing 4.

He spent most of the 80’s and 90’s jumping out of airplanes for fun and enjoyment, amassing over 1500 jumps and 18 hours of free fall time.  These days Scott spends the summer weekends with his wife on our boat at the Lake Erie islands.

Scott’s son is a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the Navy, stationed in Norfolk VA, hence the sponsor.

Jon Waters #76

Jon Waters #76

Driver: Jon Waters
Team: H2O Motorsports
Number: 76
Sponsor: Freedom Photoworks www.freedompw.com
Hometown: Belgium, WI
Birthday: May 16 1980

Jon is a graduate of UTI with a degree in Diesel Technology, working 2 yrs at Caterpillar. Worked full time on an ASA and part time NASCAR Remax team, Fanetti Motorsports with driver Scott Hansen, in 2000. Was in charge of the brakes, hubs, transmissions, and rear-ends and general maintenance for a stable of 6 cars.

On race weekends, Jon was the rear tire changer and assistant tire specialist working and getting tires mounted with BFG techs, for every race. After his 2 year stint with Fanetti Scott Jon called it quits, which left him looking for a direction. Jon joined the Army as a 15B Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic. While in the Army Jon seriously injured his left ankle in Hawaii and got medically discharged in August of 2006. Jon went back to school to become a teacher, Jon is currently teaching 5th grade in the Kohler school district.

Jon’s true passion and part time job is as a photographer at Freedom Photoworks and creating art. He works with teams and does individual, senior portraits, as well as HS sports photography. Jon also works with Road America and does special events, including the Xfinity weekends the last two years.

Joey Geiser #89

Joey Geiser #89

Driver: Joey Geiser
Team: J & C Racing
Number: 89
Sponsor: Husky Tools
Hometown: La Veta, CO
Birthday: October 15, 1977
Website

Airframe and Powerplant certified lead mechanic for Textron Aviation for over 16 years.

Joey is a huge race fan from the mid 90’s where Pikes Peak International Raceway opened up his eyes to the sport of NASCAR. Born and raised in Colorado, Joey wasn’t exposed to racing, but once he watched his first race in person, he was hooked.

He always loved competition, so when he got hooked on racing, of course he had to go find a NASCAR game to satisfy that urge. NASCAR Racing 2 was the first racing game Joey purchased and was racing NR2003 up to 2014, which is when he joined iRacing. There Joey came across a guy who, unbeknownst to him, worked in the next hangar. Dan DeNayer was one of the best sim racers around and he invited Joey to his team where he was taught the fundamentals of racing and how to truly be a good sim racer.

It’s an honor to be in a league that promotes good, hard racing while being clean in the process. Joey couldn’t have found a better group of guys. They make him feel welcomed and are willing to help the same guys they compete against every week.

Joey has been a fan of NASCAR since 1997 and started sim racing on NASCAR 99 and every year up to NR2003 before joining iRacing in 2014.

Joey is currently a crew lead for Textron Aviation working on large business jets and have been employed there for 16 years.

Sim racing has opened up new friendships for him and being able to race with people you know (whether or not you have actually met them in person) is such an enjoyable experience.

He first raced in a league in the NR2003 sim and with the friendly competition, it was so enjoyable, whether you were good enough to win or not! When it comes to iRacing, Joey is not much of a setup guy, but it is still enjoyable to be able to race on a platform that makes anyone who loves competition salivate!

Joey looks forward to develop new friendships and camaraderie with fellow iRacing drivers and enthusiasts. Joey says “He has nothing but respect for those that can compete with the best, because he sure as heck can’t!”

Paul M Smith #97

Paul M Smith #97

Driver: Paul M Smith
Team: None
Number: 97
Sponsor: Mobil 1
Hometown: Anthem, AZ
Birthday: November 16, 1985

For the last ten years Paul has been employed as a software developer. With a passion for everything racing, computers and technology, the move into sim racing seemed like a real no brainer.

Paul first developed a passion for sim racing with recent titles such as Dirt Rally, Project Cars, Assetto Corsa and Project Cars 2. But when he found iRacing, he realized that he had found his home. You can find Paul competing in the K & N National Series, the Xfinity B Car series and when time permits the Skip Barber series. A relative new-comer to the world of sim racing, Paul is coming to the realization that learning to be fast is easier than learning to race smart.

Concerns? Comments? Questions?
Let Us Know!

The Old Bastards League would like to hear from you with any concerns, suggestions or questions.
The league is the members so don’t be shy.

7 + 4 =