Back in 1997 there was a company called Beckett Enterprises. They primarily did big rig alignments, and it was run and founded by David Beckett and his father Joe. They used special tools invented by Joe's Brother. It was a family run business that did quality work and was well known in it's field.
David, however, had a passion for performance. A need to push a vehicle to it's limits and subsequently allow the driver to find their own. He worked on race teams, built his own cars, and eventually started his own business. Back at Beckett Enterprises they would sign everything with a short abbreviation, "B. ENT.", paying homage to his origins, the new company was called BENT.
One of the first major milestones for Bent was a 10" over long travel kit that could be bolted on to Polaris RZRs. Practical engineering and application was the cornerstone of Bent, and they hold those ideals still today. Anything that interested them was brought into the shop; 800hp twin turbo Sandrails, Jeep rock crawlers next to Nissan GTRs, and outside would be parked a classic 64' Stingray. All in the interesting of working on things that got them excited.
Bent holds true to a belief that you should love what you do and they keep that passion going by working with people that hold the same enthusiasm. Whether you own a race team or you've had the same project for years. Bent Motorsports knows everyone is here for the same reason. We all want to put our foot down, listen to the revs climb, and go for a rip.
It doesn't matter what you drive, The guys at Bent are excited about it because you are excited about it. It's what keeps them going. Talk to anyone in the shop and you'll find out why they do what they do. From the smallest to the largest jobs, the guys at Bent know they aren't just installing parts, they're investing into the Motorsports community so that more people can get out there and do what they love.
Bent Motorsports is Motorsports and they're here for you. To provide you excellent service and a shared passion. It's what keeps people coming back. You might catch them out in Ocotillo or see one of the guys at the track. Don't hesitate to say hello and ask some questions. They're always down to talk horsepower or shop work, and you'll be left with a good understanding of how Bent works.
Give them a call today.
David is the owner of Bent Motorsports. He's had his head sunk into cars for the last 34 years. Race teams, Autocross, 4-wheeling. If it rolls on tires, he's fixed it. He started in the big rig scene doing alignments, and over the years has had his hand in a fair amount of fuel powered projects. Not to mention he's an ASE certified Master-Tech, and he's got the Gold badge to prove it. He's driven by a passion for motorsports but, more specifically, your passion for motorsports. David is dedicated to getting you back out on the road or trail quickly and with the parts and services you need. The guys around the shop know their stuff; but everyone agrees, whether it's a personal project you want advice on, or a professional opinion on the most technical of problems, you gotta ask David. He's the man, and he is here for you.
Jake Huntzinger is the Shop Foreman. The US army gave him his attention to detail, but he cultivated his own love for motorsports. Assigned as a Platoon Mechanic, he lead a team responsible for servicing multiple military grade vehicles like the FOX 6x6, and the striker 8x8. Saying he is well qualified would be an understatement. As for his foray into motorsports, he started doing classic car restorations with his grandfather; and after he acquired his first Dirt-bike it was all rooster tails and horsepower from there. Proficient in all things shop, his experience, coupled with a background in robotics, means he's the one making sure no one gets their wires crossed.
James started working in the shop filling out our fabrication needs; and although he is the newest member of the team he too knows his stuff. He gained his experience attending Palomar Community College's Trade and Industry welding programs. He enjoys things good and sideways, preferably on dirt, placing him strongly in the camp of Rally Racing. Also, he's our media guy. You can tell because his jeans are just a little tighter than they should be. He says it's something about "thriving under creative constriction". Sounds hot.
Starting his professional career in 2014, 'Russo' is also an ASE certified technician. Specifically in suspension and steering. Growing up, Russo tailed his father into a love for American Muscle and soon found his own passion for Vintage Bavarian Engineering. He performs witchcraft with the Claybar, spending his weekends restoring chalkboard paint schemes to their former glassy glory and greasing up interiors with his soft and supple hands. Aside from that he's a teddy bear of a man. He'll set up your track car, and won't forget to make shifter shine.