Ravi Tomerlin

Driver & Owner

Favorite Car: Acura NSX
Favorite Track: Road Atlanta
Ravi Tomerlin is the owner of We Don't Lift. After a horrible accident, he felt the need to fill a general void in the the racing community; safety. When he's not racing, you'll find him hosting free HPDE safety seminars - as his love of racing will never rise above his love of people, their safety needs, or requirements. He started with his local NASA chapter as a Gate Worker in 2001, and has been working with NASA's AZ region for 15+ years. He's currently the Arizona region HPDE 3 group lead, and races wheel-to-wheel in Honda Challenge, and against time in the Global Time Attack series.

Melissa James

Marketer & Co-founder

Favorite Car: JCW Mini Cooper
Favorite Track: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

After getting a taste for trackdays with the Arizona chapter of the National Autosport Association, Melissa James overcame her fear of driving and obtained her driver’s license. Now she owns her own project car, a 1995 Integra GSR, and drives in HPDE2 on track. Understanding how much safety gear can provide confidence to drivers, We Don’t Lift provides her with a cause to fight for. Currently she manages the team’s social media accounts, the website, and maintains the marketing efforts for the company. When she isn’t working on something for We Don’t Lift, she plays video games, hikes around the Arizona wilderness, and takes photos.

Jon Rook

Driver & Sponsor

Favorite Car: Nissan 350Z
Favorite Track: Inde Motorsports Park
Jon Rook is the owner of SPN Performance, a Nissan focused performance shop located in Phoenix, Arizona. He helps sponsor motorsports events in the region, such as the Southwest Rallycup Series and the Drag Racing Nationals, and even recently sponsored ZCon. Currently he participates in Honda Challenge with NASA's Arizona region and Global Time Attack in the We Don't Lift race NSX.