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TREVOR SEIBERT

FOUNDER - Avion Motorsports

Co-founder - Area 27

Co-Designer/Engineer/Builder - Area 27

CEO/President - Lake Excavating Ltd.

Trevor began a racing career that started in 1984 on a small asphalt oval in his hometown of Williams Lake, BC and he quickly advanced to the professional level. His experience includes wins and championships on ovals, road and street circuits throughout North America. His resume includes NASCAR, IMSA, SCCA, Player’s GM, Formula Atlantic & Indy Lights.

Notable achievements include a holder of the fasted ever recorded lap time on a half mile oval and winning the Gilles Villeneuve Memorial Award in 1993 for Outstanding Skill and Determination.

Trevor has driven for many teams over his professional career and in 2005 founded Avion Motorsports which remains a competitive Canadian NASCAR team fielding cars for himself, his son Ryley and other talented drivers.

RYLEY SEIBERT

DRIVER/EVENTS - Avion Motorsports

Construction Super - Area 27

Construction Super - Lake Excavating Ltd.

Ryley began his racing career on an asphalt oval in his hometown of Williams Lake and is a successful driver in the WESCAR Series, a late model oval racing series in BC. He has also raced numerous times in the Canadian NASCAR series including a full season in 2013 where he narrowly missed the Rookie of the Year honours by a single point.

 

Ryley continues evolving his professional racing talents and is instrumental in the development and testing of the Avion RS1 Track Car thus bearing his initials.

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INGO SEIBERT

COO Avion Motorsports

Growing up in Williams Lake together with his cousin Trevor, Ingo shares a passion for cars and Motorsports. While he has never been an active racer Ingo has always been a car nut.  Dating back to his first vehicle and dirt road driving on country roads Ingo continues his lifelong affair with cars and speed at Avion Motorsports.

Ingo, with his sons, Cole and Bryce have a small but  growing collection of V8 Muscle. From a 1967 Mustang, a chopped and dropped 1983 Chevy short box to a 2017 SS Camaro and a new RS1 track car Ingos enthusiasm for the traditional enjoyment of driving “old style” cars is evident. “There is nothing like the sound of a throaty V8 firing up and slowly rumbling down the street or onto the track”

As a member of Area27 with an extensive back ground in the world of business from start up to large corporations Ingo brings a combination of business knowledge and passion for Motorsports to Avion.

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AL LEBERT

General Manager Avion Motorsports

NASCAR Team Manager

Al's motorsports career started in 1999 at a young age helping a friend clean his race car. His Motorsport career quickly evolved to crewing for a NASCAR team and within a few years he wore every hat in motorsports from team owner, Nascar driver, Crew Chief, Race Car Builder and Team Manager.

In the Spring of 2012 he started a relationship with Trevor Seibert moving Avion Motorsports Nascar team to Ottawa, Ontario. In the Fall of 2015 Al  had the task to design and build a new car called the RS1 for Area 27 Motorsports Park.

Since 2017 he has been working on building a fleet of RS1 track cars as well as managing the Avion Motorsports Nascar team and performing Crew Chief duties for the 69 NPS entry.
 

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JEFF STEENBAKKER

Shop Manager

Jeff's motorsports career began in the 1980's in tractor pulling.  He then moved up to Trans Am, ChumpCar and other series and eventually connected with Al Lebert in 2010.  This is when Jeff began working as a NASCAR Pinty's Series Crew Chief for Avion Motorsports.  

When Avion embarked on the RS1 project Jeff played a key role in building the program from the ground up.  He continues to work on car maintenance, preparations for the track days and races.  

 

Jeff has also become a valued team member for his coaching for RS1 drivers helping them hone their skills on track.  He can also be seen as host of the very popular STV-Snowmobiler TV program during the winter months.

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KEN RIFE

Corporate Events Manager

Ken has been part of Avion Motorsports and Area 27 right from the beginning.  He started by assisting in the building of the track.  His real strength is working with people with event planning, organizing and execution.

 

For many years Ken has been putting together corporate occasions,  partner functions and other special events.  Whatever special request you might have or idea you feel will make your day at the track extra special, Ken will find a way to make it happen.

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MIKE MCCOLL

Chassis Builder

For 30 years Mike has been building the winningest and most durable race cars in Canada with race victories and championships in many different series.  His business has also grown to become the largest part supplier for race teams in multiple series from coast to coast.

 

With Mike's expertise and background along with his proven track record, he was the perfect choice to assist Avion with the design and development of the RS1 chassis package and Mike continues to build the chassis for each RS1 racecar to exacting specifications and identical performance on the track.

 

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AMANDA PEPLINSKI

RS1 Racecar Builder

Amanda is pursuing her passion. She started out as a racing fan and through hard work has been able to make it her full time career. Amanda's enthusiasm and determination first got her hired in 2014 to work on the Avion Pinty's Series program.  She has continued to learn and grow with the company and has become a vital part of the RS1 program.

Amanda has made many important contributions to the success of the Avion RS1 program.  She has played a key role in the building and maintenance of every RS1 racecar that has been manufactured.  Her shining personality has also made her the first person drivers and team members want to say hello to at the track. 

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KEN COUTEAU

Transmission Specialist

Ken's first adventures in racing came in dirt cars. His mechanical aptitude saw him quickly move up the ranks and into different series as a transmission specialist who was in high demand.  He joined the 22 Racing Group and worked extensively in the NASCAR Pinty's Series.

 

His unique knowledge and skill were the reasons he was brought over to Avion Motorsports to oversee this important area and keep the cars running smoothly.  

 

With such a large fleet of high performance vehicles Ken's wisdom and talent help keep each car running at peak performance.   

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TODD LEWIS

Marketing, Promotions, Social Media

For two decades Todd has been the face of motorsports coverage on television in Canada. Working all levels of motorsports from NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1, IMSA and right down to the grassroots levels, Todd knows how to tell stories and create engaging content.

In addition to working in front of the camera his media and production company has produced long and short form video and written content on numerous platforms.

With experience in all areas of motorsports his contributions to tell the Avion story and work with partners helps continue the growth of the company.