Owner & President
Kyle’s racing career began in his adolescent years when he started racing go-karts, late models and open wheel midgets. Since opening Detroit Speed, his racing career has turned to street machines, which he has won numerous championships for on the Goodguys Autocross and Optima USCA GTV Series in his 1970 Camaro. He has also competed in eight Baja 1000 races, scoring team wins in the Baja Challenge Class in 2012, 2015 and most recently in 2017. In 2014, Kyle became the first-ever winner of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Battle of the Builders competition. Kyle holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and has been a member of the BFGoodrich Performance Team for 13 years.
Jeff “Fuzzy” Horton
Technical Sales / Purchasing
Welding & Fabrication
Born in Mason, Michigan, Eric Maj started his racing career at Rocketsports as an Engine Machinist for their IMSA Series program. After moving to North Carolina, Eric spent time with top-tier racing teams including SABCO Racing and Evernham Motorsports, as well as KB Racing’s pro stock drag racing team specializing as an engine machinist and assembler. During this time, Eric became an accomplished fabricator and TIG welder. He has a vast knowledge of TIG welding and is GearFX’s point-man on housing production.