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Around the age of ten Jake Wilson was given the name "Slick" by a local Napa parts guy. At that age he could tear down a 5hp Briggs motor, tell you all four strokes, how they made that little air-cooled engine run and put it back together. Around the age of 14 Slick started getting paid for the very thing that really got his mind turning and hunger was in his eyes! For the next few years he was making money by working out of his parents' garage. He worked on anything that someone would put in front of him, from mowers to four-wheel drive ATV's and mopeds.
In 1998 when he was 16, Slick signed up for small engine class at the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center and was able to get his state certification to work on motorcycles. With the guidance of one of his biggest mentors, Joe Maney, Slick became part of the National Vocational Honor Society. During Slick's senior year of high school he bought his own place with a bigger garage (that his parents weren't trying to use) and this is where Slick Willy Powersports began.
By this time Slick's had built up a strong loyal client base. He was putting in 20+ hours a week in his garage while also working two additional jobs at times. By 2006 Slick was able to run his garage full-time and was growing fast. Performance was always a small part of the business but it wasn't until 200,8 with the addition of a dyno, that Slick got hooked up with a race team in Michigan and performance started to outweigh service.
Today Slick Willy Powerposrts has transformed into primarily a race shop that services riders in several districts in addition to the national series. Slick Willy Powersports is proud of what has made the shop what it is today. We look forward to many more years helping out great people who love the smell of race gas and horse power!
If you're looking for quality work at a fair price this is where you'll find it. Having a small business allows Slick's to make sure every customer leaves satisfied.
If you would like to contact Jake and Slick Willy Powersports you can call 989-621-2521.