Off-road racing

Feb 14, 2012

Husband and wife racers Bill ‘05 and Kristen ‘08 Bridge of Inviscid Motorsports took on the Griffins King of the Hammers Off Road Endurance Race.

Kristen Winter Bridge and Bill BridgeKristen Winter Bridge ‘08 and husband Bill Bridge ’05, of Inviscid Motosports of Detroit, are members of an off-road racing team that participated in the Griffins King of the Hammers Off Road Endurance Race Feb. 10 in Johnson Valley, Calif., with Jose Manuel Ponce. Included in their race crew are other Kettering alumni including Tim Vezina and Seth Henderson, class of 2008.
BridgeInvisicid racing vehicle
The team is sponsored in part by Kettering University with car number 9009, registered under Jose Manuel Ponce, although Bill Bridge was at the wheel for the majority of the race and is the owner of the race buggy. The Bridges, Vezina and Henderson were active members of the Kettering Off Road Club during their tenure at the University.

In a report from Kristin after the event she said “we ended up completing just over half the race. About 117 cars started this race, and only 49 finished.  After a roll and small fire, which everyone walked away from, we were actually able to complete another 10 miles of the race after the incident.  Considering the events, it was the best racing we've done since our racing career started, and a great way to start off the season,” she said.

“We will be racing a lot of races yet this year including the TREC series in Indiana at the Badlands Park, where we went to a lot with the Kettering Off Road Club,” said Kristen Winter Bridge, adding that their racing schedule is on their facebook page at

“We thank Kettering again for sponsoring us, we were happy to talk about Kettering to the other race teams and spectators at this past race,” she said.

Dawn Hibbard