Erik Davis #75
Erik Davis and Roger Rodas co-founded Always Evolving Racing. Erik has assumed the role of team owner and captain, explaining "Roger was one of the finest people you could ever meet. But he was also extremely competitive. He wouldn't be satisfied for us just showing up this year. Roger would expect us to win races and fully support our charities - nothing less."
Erik Davis most recently pilots the #AESST in the Stadium Super Trucks Series running the signature Always Evolving teal livery. From Townsville, Australia to the streets of Long Beach Erik has competed among the best drivers in the SST Series.
• Chairman, Always Evolving / Replay XD / AerNow
• Co-Founder and President, RT Specialty Insurance
• Owner, Autotopia Picture Car and Collection
• Served his country for six years active duty in the Air Force
• Active in philantropy proudly serving Mustard Seed Ranch and other valuable missions
James Davison #33
James Davison comes from a long lineage of professional racecar drivers. His grandfather, Lex Davison, was an Australian Driver’s Champion with an illustrious career to include winning the Australian Grand Prix four times. Today, winners of the Australian Grand Prix are awarded the Lex Davison Trophy, aptly named after the first four-time winner of the race.
James’ father, Jon, also had an illustrious career in motorsports. He was a force to be reckoned with on the track having competed in multiple series to include running the Australian Grand Prix 9 times, owned a Formula 5000 team, was a nationally known racing commentator and operated Sandowns International Raceway for 18 years as promoter.
There is a story to be built around James, which is one of determination, sacrifice and work ethic. He has driven in IndyCar, Indy Lights, Australian V8 Supercar, Grand-Am, United Sportscar, Porsche Carrera Cup and Formula BMW. Some of his highlights include:
• Finished 4th in Championship points in 2015 Pirelli World Championship GT class finishing on the podium 8 of 20 races with two class wins, and has placed 2nd overall in 2 races so far in 2016
• 5 consecutive pole positions in IMSA including the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway
• A 16th place finish in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 driving for Always Evolving
We are proud to have James Davison as our pro driver for the championship effort. His ability to drive sports cars competitively along with his charm and movie-star good looks are a strong package. He is a tremendous brand ambassador for our team and the sponsors he represents.
Bryan Heitkotter #05
Nissan and Sony held the first GT Academy in 2008, and since then the program has been defying both common sense and motorsports tradition. The academy takes millions of gamers from around the world and, in a matter of months, turns them into professional racing drivers.
Heitkotter, 35, won North America’s first gamer-to-racer GT Academy competition in 2011. In 2012 and 2013 while driving a Nissan 370Z NISMO for Doran Racing, Heitkotter earned three pole positions, two second qualifying spots, four top ten finishes and a podium. In 2014, Bryan switched to a Nissan Altima for the CA Sports team. There, he earned three podiums and four top five finishes in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car (TC) category in six events. In January 2015, behind the wheel of the Doran #41 370Z NISMO, Heitkotter and GT Academy teammate Nick McMillen finished 5th overall in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race at Daytona International Speedway in January 2015.
Bryan became the driver of the Always Evolving #05 Nissan NISMO GT3 GT-R in 2015. During that season, in his first 20 GT-class races, Bryan had 5 class wins and 10 total podium finishes. As a result, he was was pushed into the highest GT-class by the series given his success. Moving to GT with some of the best drivers in the world, Heitkotter has finished on the podium seven times with 2 overall GT class wins.
David Sterckx #52
Born in Belgium, Sterckx has been racing cars for over 12 years having competed in road and rally racing. In rally he won the 2011 Belgium Championship in Group N D2. He entered Rally America competition in 2011 before running his first full Rally America National Championship season in 2012 where he finished 2nd in the Super Production Class. In just his second year, he won the Super Production championship in Rally America. Sterckx has also placed 2nd in the FIA GT 24 Hours of Spa in a Lister Storm Jaguar in 2002 and won the 2003 Miles of Spa in a Jaguar.
Sterckx says he is "proud and honored" to be a part of the Always Evolving family. He is a graduate of the College Cardinal Mercier in Belgium and makes his home in Los Angeles, CA. Off the track, David spends his free time as an accomplished equestrian rider and trainer.