Modern Moto Magazine ISSUE No. 4 - September 2017 - Page 35

Modern Moto’s Man Cave Featuring Men Who Love Two Wheels Jason Harris (le ) Nick Vetrano (right) Photographer: Ka e McKay Jason Harris and Nick Vetrano of the FSU Police Motorsports Team Within the Florida State University Police Department (FSUPD), the FSUPD Motorsports Team is a program started by Sgt. Jason Harris in 2009 to reduce the number of speed-related motorcycle injuries and fatali es caused by street racing and stun ng. FSUPD Motorsports Team provides Florida street racers and stunt riders an opportunity to not only experience their fi rst track day but also get one-on-one training at an aff ordable rate. In 2014, the Florida Department of Transporta on began funding the program, which allows for team travel and training at three major motorcycle road-racing tracks throughout the state. Florida riders interested in par cipa ng in FSUPD Motorsports Team’s program can obtain more informa on and apply at: Jason Ac on sports, especially motorcycling, has been Jason’s passion for several decades. He has raced everything from jet skis to motocross and supermoto at the amateur level. Like many motorcyclists, he got into stunt riding and street racing when a friend talked him into a ending a track day at Jennings GP. All it took was one track day and he realized he no longer wanted to ride on the street. Current garage: 2014 EBR 1190RX 2013 Honda CBR600RR 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650 2012 Yamaha YZ450F 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R 2008 Honda CBR® 600RR Nick Nick, the lead instructor, joined the FSUPD Motorsports Team in 2014. A er nine years of riding on the street, Nick had his fi rst track day in 2006 and was instantly hooked. It wasn’t long before he was instruc ng new riders and entering sanc oned races. In 2016, his fi rst full year of racing, he won 28 podiums in 32 races, two championships and fi nished second in two others. With all of that, Nick s ll loves the FSU program and only wishes it would have been available when he started riding. Current garage: 2016 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-10R 2016 Honda Grom 2014 Kawasaki Ninja® 300 35