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The Team

Reno Rennsport was established in 1980 as a BMW repair shop. In 2008, under new ownership it was expanded to focus on BMW, Mini and Porsche. As an independent shop Rennsport provides service and repair for Porsche cars at competitive pricing versus the dealership.  The shop also provides performance and race development for Porsche cars. Supporting and maintaining cars that compete in NASA, SCCA, PCA, SVRA vintage racing, and Porsche Racing Club’s Spec 911 and GTL series.  Reno Rennsport is proud to be a local small business serving the northern Nevada area for over 35 years.

Reno Rennsport – A passion for safety, reliability and performance.

Mat Lowrance

Partner, Head of Race Development & Special Projects

Mat brings over 45 years of mechanical and engineering experience primarily with Porsche cars. He began his career in the bay area servicing early air cooled Porsche’s. Mat worked on and owned a number of 911 S’s RSR’s, RS and other collectible models. He also helped develop and maintain professional race cars such as the 935’s that were campaigned in the IMSA series. He also built and campaigned his own Porsches in several professional IMSA races throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s. After IMSA he moved to regional racing in SCCA where he acquired dozens of podium finishes. He is responsible for building a number of front running club racing Porsches in both Spec 911 and GT race classes. Once he relocated to Reno he became the lead Porsche specialist for Sport Haus for 28 years. Mat became a partner of Reno Rennsport in 2009.

Jess Lattin

Partner, Porsche Master Technician

Jess began his career with the Porsche dealership in Reno over 15 years ago. He has logged over 1,000 hours of Porsche factory training in Porsche’s North American facilities. He earned their highest certification as a Porsche technician and was the head technician for the dealership for many years. Jess has exceptional expertise with water cooled Porsches and newer models. He has significant training and experience working on 996’s,997’s, 991’s, Cayenne’s, Cayman’s, Panamera’s and even the 918 and Carrera GT. He was one of the first few Technicians in the US to complete 996 and 997 engine displacement enlargements. Jess also brings experience with other foreign exotic super cars such as Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini. Jess is the Technical Chairman on the board for Porsche Club of America’s Sierra Nevada Region.

Brian Lowrance

Partner, Head of Business Operations

Brian has over a decade of experience in finance and corporate operations. He holds a Bachelors degree In Business Administration from Cal Poly and has numerous financial designations. Brian has spent nearly 20 years racing and developing Porsches with his father Mat. He currently campaigns a 1969 Porsche 911 in the Porsche Racing Club’s Spec 911 series. Brian became a partner at Rennsport in 2016.

Rick Ricketts

Service Manager

Rick Joined Rennsport because he has a passion for european makes, particularly BMW. He has over 5 years experience in management and corporate operations. Most recently, he was the Assistant Service Manager at Dolan Toyota. Rick is also an enthusiast mechanic and has done several projects with his own BMW’s.

Cory Carstens

Senior Porsche Technician

Cory is also a native to Northern Nevada. He had mechanical talent from an early age, in high school he finished second overall in the ford/AAA student skills competition. Finished 1st in the state of Nevada VICA skills competition and 16th in the nation. Cory graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He spent the next 20 years working on European makes for various manufactures at dealerships. He is an ASE master tech and a BMW member level tech. Cory spent 5 years working for Porsche and has significant factory training and certifications. He has factory training on all Porsche systems for Cayennes, 996, 997, 991 911’s, Boxster’s and Caymans. He has built a number of Porsche engines and completed many of the common technical projects. At Rennsport he is a core part of the mechanical team and one the best diagnostic technicians in the west.

Austin Tischler

Lead Fabricator and General Technician

Austin brings over a decade of experience with professional fabrication and race teams. He started his career doing fabrication work and building professional off road racing trucks that ran in the SCORE series. Austin then went on to work as a fly-in mechanic for professional race team Fall Line Motorsports. The team campaigned Porsches and BMWs in the coveted Continental Tire Challenge. Austin traveled with the team as a mechanic to all series races for two years. In off-season he was responsible for fabrication at the shop. Austin was also involved in BMW S65 (V8) motor swaps to E46 chassis which the team became known for. He heads up all custom street and race fabrication at Rennsport.

Mary Decker

Office Manager

Mary grew up in northern Nevada. She focused on design in college and spent 2 years in graphic design. She also spent 4 years as a service manager in the hospitality industry in addition to working in office administration. Mary manages the front office at Rennsport and handles car intake and scheduling. She also manages the inventory system and is capable of driving any car in the shop.