Shane Watts is the owner and creator of the DirtWise Academy. He grew up in a small country town in the state of Victoria, Australia. He progressed through club level racing to several national championships and then spent three years chasing the World Enduro Championship in Europe, which he finally won in 1997. In 1999, Shane made the move to the United States to race in the Grand National Cross Country series which he won in 2000. Following several more successful years of racing Watts then formed the DirtWise Academy of Offroad Riding in 2007 and has since then conducted over 200 two-day Riding schools worldwide for 3200 graduating students. During this time Watts has also filmed and produced the highly acclaimed series of five different DirtWise Offroad Instructional DVDs. He currently resides in Newton, NC with his wife and three children.
Certifications and Major Accomplishments:
– Six Time Australian Enduro Champion
– Australian 500cc Motocross Champion
– 1997 World Enduro Champion
– 1998 International Six Day Enduro Overall Champion
– 2000 Grand National Cross Country Champion