Principle Founder & CEO
With a U.S. Marine Corps career spanning nearly two decades of active service, Brian has seen his fair share of strife. He has stood at more funerals of friends who lost the battle to the demons within rather than to the enemies on the battlefield. To him, it became apparent something needed to change. That somehow, these heroes – our Nations’s finest – needed help. Yet looking around, there were few options for those who had the itch for adrenaline. He founded Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children Racing (a name that would later be changed to Battle Scarred Motorsports) to fulfill that purpose. Under his charge, he leads the way in getting past and present Military and First Responders to participate in actual endurance events. Brian’s vision has borne fruit he never thought possible and has become his passion, his second family. Truly driven to give back to those who have given so much to help them fight against depression, loneliness, anxiety, and suicide by getting his brothers and sisters in his three races cars, fighting for track position, quick pit stops for fuel, and driver swaps, and ending each day with home-cooked meals. He has created a family that brings back the trust once had amongst comrades, be it on patrol in a war zone, stacked up on a door serving a warrant, or racing to a three-alarm fire. His loving wife somehow continues to go along with the “race car life” while his four kids love the roar as the cars go by the checkered flag.
Co-Founder, COO & Texas Chapter Lead
Brian started his love for things mechanical at a young age working on his bicycles which as he grew older transitioned to automobiles. Brian served our great Nation from 1997 thru 2003 in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as an Anti-tank Missile Gunner. His unit was Headquarters and Service, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th MarDiv in Amarillo, Texas. After completing the BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically tracked Wire-guided (TOW) School in 1997 he bought his first Mustang. Since then he has owned 17 different Mustangs and currently owns one of the quickest 4-cylinder Mustangs in the world named TexasGrunt. A fellow 24hrs of Lemons racer needed help with his 4-cylinder powered machine which introduced Brian to endurance racing and soon to Battle Scarred Motorsports. Brian worked for Saturn and Ford as a technician while not training in the USMC Reserves. At the young age of 28, he bought Kyle Automotive Service Center in Kyle, Texas, in 2006 and still operates that business today. As Battle Scarred Motorsport’s COO he works tirelessly to ensure our yearly schedules are packed and keeps our machines performing at their best like no other can. Contact Me
General Manager & Louisiana Chapter Lead
Daniel Johnson has grown his love for racing and working on cars since he was a young child, racing with his father. Daniel joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001. He served two tours in Iraq with 1st battalion 2nd Marines Charlie Company. He fought in the historic battle on March 23, 2003, in Nasiriyah with the task force, Tarawa. He served as a 0311, infantryman. Upon his completion of two (2) tours, Daniel Johnson came home to Covington, LA, and assisted with the recovery efforts caused by Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, he started Over the Horizon Demolition Company. He continues to enjoy working and racing cars and spending time with his two children, Catherine and Zachery, who also have a passion for racing. Daniel joined the Battle Scarred Motorsports Team shortly after driving Wild Boar! During the 2020 NOLA Motorsports Lemons he was asked to be our General Manager & Secretary, as he continues to bring enthusiasm, sponsors, and his mechanical expertise while building our fleet
Chief Financial Officer
Drew is an Active Duty Marine Chief Warrant Officer with nearly 20 years of faithful service under his belt serving as a Bulk Fuels Officer. Racing motorcycles at the ripe old age of three, Drew grew up with racing in his blood. He could often be found monkeying around on his Uncles’ and Cousins’ race cars and was always trackside with them at the local circle track and eventually traveling with them as they moved up in series working on the pit crew. Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 2003, he has since deployed on two combat tours in Iraq and was a mean and lean Drill Instructor at Paris Island. Drew’s and Brian’s paths crossed when they were both selected for the Warrant Officer Program, and not too long afterward, Drew joined the Battle Scarred Motorsports Team. Drew is also an avid carpenter, turning simple wood pieces into extraordinary keepsakes with his side hustle that he created Southern Charm Woodworking. Drew is also a devoted husband of 12 years that has spawned two crazy offsprings.
Director of Marketing & Strategy
Jamal is a lifelong motorsports enthusiast and started off racing motorcycles and dirt bikes. After learning about Battlescarred Motorsports Jamal has quickly shifted his efforts to car racing and assisting disable veterans get behind the wheel of a race car. With a background in business consulting and marketing Jamal is joining BSM as their Director of Strategy and Marketing where he will focus on identifying the priorities of BSM and also communicating their mission and purpose to fans, veterans, sponsors and supporters. Jamal has already implemented several measures to improve the overall operations for Battlescarred with the intent to scale operations and improve funding. After enlisting in the Marine Corps Jamal saw firsthand the struggle that veterans with PTSD go through when re-acclimating to civilian life and is something he would like to continue to improve in the future. Going forward, Jamal will focus on continuing to grow the BSM brand and ensure the direction for the organization is clear and concise.
Military and First Responder Liaison
Phil joined the Army in 2006 as an infantryman in the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Upon graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2011, he was assigned to a Special Forces Group as a Weapons Sergeant. He currently serves as an 18F, SF Intelligence Sergeant. He has eight deployments and enjoys playing banjo and spending time with his daughter, who aspires to be a “Race Car Princess.” Contact Me
Social Media Coordinator & Webmaster
Director of Health and Wellness
Key Volunteer, Team Chef
John joined almost 3 years ago thinking it was going to be a one-time deal. “I remember putting the weekend menu together and wondering “I hope they eat all this”! Sunday rolls around after cooking nearly 85 lbs of food with 2 smoked pork butts on the smoker at 6 am nearly finished for the afternoon last lunch. I sat and made about 35 or so pancakes that morning with about 4 lbs of sausage links. Every bit was eaten that cool morning in South Carolina and the 20 racers suited up for the afternoons racing.” Racing paused at noon and the pork butts were ready with the smoked beans. Every bit was again eaten, and the race came to an end, however, I felt that I served more than food that weekend. I felt the guys really enjoyed having 3 meals a day and were able to relax and be part of the newfound racing therapy group however not having to be hungry or eating fast food all weekend. I have now traveled to 6 races and logged nearly 7000 miles. My smoker and cook tops have had nearly 700 lbs of meat and about 300dozen eggs for the Saturday morning breakfast tacos. I have meet some, now awesome friends and learned that I made an awesome decision answering that weird FB request. “Cook Needed”