SDR stands for Sand, Desert, River. Because that’s where our UTV's go to play...
SDR Motorsports Inc. is a company of off-road enthusiasts dedicated to the Side by Side customer. We have brought decades of experience together to form a company that simply stands for the best products, the best people, the best service, and the best experience you will find anywhere.
SDR Motorsports Inc brings together an incredible team...
Tim Berendes, President/CEO-Starting at the beginning of the UTV revolution he built what was at the time one of the leaders in the Side X Side industry as the founder and president of PDS Fabrication from 2005-2007. However, in the beginning of 2008 it was time for a change. It was time to raise the bar even higher and take on the challenges of new models and new products. Through a difference of opinion, desire, ability, and frustrations with his current partners it was time to move on and start anew. It was then that SDR Motorsports was born. He brings with him over 15 years of sales, marketing, and product development leadership in the automotive aftermarket for such companies as Suspension Techniques, Bell-Tech, Intrax suspension, Xenon, and Smittybilt. Combined with two years of Chassis design and engineering schooling at Chaffey College and a lifetime spent out off roading and enjoying riding the dunes, tracks, and trails of California. You can trust in his experience, leadership, and integrity to guide you through the maze of products, options, and styles of products on the market today.
Stephanie Shrock- Vice President/COO- Stephanie is the backbone of everything we do here at SDR. She brings years of experience in the financial fields and heads up our accounting department. Along with her duties with AP/AR she helps with all facets of our business from purchasing and customer service to sales, she does it all! An avid off-road enthusiast she frequents all of the southern California hot spots and can often be found giving the boys a run for their money through the Glamis Dunes on her YZ250F Dirt Bike.
Erik Openshaw-Operations Mgr.- The man behind the machine, Erik is the one that keeps the shop schedule running and maintained along with supplies and shipping. As our director of operations, he is our go to guy to get things done! Erik has been part of our extended Family since before SDR even started as a business. Before officially joining the team Erik served our country on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 and brings with him a distinct discipline and ability to keep our little ship running smoothly.
Chris Lewis- Product Development Engineer- Chris comes to us with decades of experience and a solid engineering pedigree. Chris originally worked with us back in the early days of SDR Motorsports as a cage builder and went on to build everything from sand cars to trophy trucks and has worked with some of the best companies in the offroad world. Having designed everything from fishing lures to complete chassis and everything in between we are excited to have Chris back on our team designing the future of SDR Motorsports Products and helping to improve current products and processes. look for Chris in Bass Fishing tournaments throughout Southern California in his off time!
Behind the scenes- Behind the front lines there are several talented fabricators, installers, designers, and managers with over fifty years of combined experience ready to serve you in building your new project
Through our desire to raise the bar, and set new standards for Strength, Safety, Style, and all out performance SDR Motorsports Inc. was born.
We invite you to join us, and welcome you to the SDR CARTEL...