Matt Kessler is a 25+ year veteran of SCCA club racing. An ASE-certified technician, Matt has been responsible for the building, prepping, care and feeding of all of the race cars of Kakashi Racing and its predecessor, Fastlane Performance. Matt was the crew chief on the lap-record 1992 SSB car and has been the sole designer builder of the ITA NX2000.

Matt's day job of master technician keeps him on his toes for the racing environment, and his racing attraction doesn't stop with the NX2000: he builds and tunes Spec Miata as well as providing all fabrication.

Matt runs his own race prep shop in Wallingford, CT.