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Sergeant Mike Pearson

Took over the management of Tango 1 Police Drag Racing in 2004. A police officer since 1984, Mike is passionate about Road Safety and formed Beat the Heat (WA) in 2005. He has developed it to where it is today.
John Solich—

Joined Beat the Heat in 2005 when it formed in WA. A civilian member of the team, John brings extensive drag racing experience to the team after crewing in Top Fuel for 4 seasons. A self-taught mechanic he stripped his first engine at age 8.
Senior Constable Lee Watson—

Joined the original Tango 1 Police Drag Racing Team in 1993. A police officer since 1986, he joined Beat the Heat in 2007. Lee has been drag racing for 30 years.
Sergeant Chris DeBruin

Chris joined the Beat the Heat team in 2010. Chris has previous drag racing experience at the old Ravenswood track in a Monaro. Chris has been an operational Police Officer since 1986.
Mike Caridi - Public Officer

Mike joined the team in 2007 as our Public Officer and assists our Treasurer in keeping the Teams financial affairs in order. A Motorsport enthusiast, Mike is an avid believer of encouraging the younger generation to bring their racing to the track.
Mike Wubbels

Mike joined the team in 2014. He started his Automotive Engine Reconditioning trade in 1974 and that was the beginning of his interest & involvement with Drag Racing. Mike is a former driving instructor for motorcycle and car classes and was a member of the City of Gosnells Roadwise Committee. As a father of young adult children, Mike share’s our passion for making our roads a safer place.