Meet the staff
RJ. Valentine, President and CEO. and professional race car driver
CRG-America is driven by experience and enthusiasm behind the wheel of company owner and CEO, RJ Valentine. A leading businessman in New England, RJ is one of America's most enthusiastic, independent professional race car drivers.
RJ mixes his passion for both business and racing on a daily basis. He is the founder of F1 Boston, the world class corporate event facility featuring two European-style indoor high performance kart tracks, and F1 Outdoors a state-of-the-art outdoor 1.3 mile track. After experiencing the popularity and excitement of European karting firsthand, RJ realized it was the perfect venue in the US for the general public to experience the thrill of racing without the heavy cost — in both time and money — of race car driving on a full scale. RJ has now raised the bar with the formation of CRG-America, the east coast's leading kart supplier and race organization seriously dedicated solely to the sport of karting.
Dave Davies, head of operations and years of experience in the karting industry
Attention to detail is the hallmark of CRG-America's precision-driven maintenance and superior service. Managing every step of the way is Dave Davies, CRG-America's VP and General Manager. He applies over 30 years of experience in the automobile prototype industry, and 32 years of kart racing experience, to every facet of CRG-America.
Jeremiah Damon, Technician
Applying the experience of a long and successful racing career, race team engineer Tom Buckley brings a wealth of on-track skill and experience to CRG-America. His knowledge, combined with meticulous chassis preparation, has earned him the reputation as one of the most highly regarded tuners and race coaches in the country. His insight from both the pit and the track is an invaluable to the CRG-America team.
Jeremiah is the former chief mechanic at F1 Boston and F1 Outdoors. He has gone on to expand his training and skills by attending and completing technical training courses for the Rotax Max, FR 125, DD2 engines and more.