In 1992, Wayne Hinson founded Hinson Clutch Components. A general contractor by trade, Wayne had an extreme passion for motorsports, and spent most of his adult life pursuing that passion in the form of drag racing, powerboating, and of course, off-road motorcycling and ATVing. After a hiatus from his initial love affair with motorsports in the early 70s, Wayne reacquainted himself with motorcycles in the early 80s. By that time, he had two young sons who shared the same passion, so they spent a great deal of time as a family riding their motorcycles and ATCs. As the years went by and three-wheeled ATCs transformed into Quads, the Hinson family’s involvement with the sport grew; from simple day trips, to weekend trips, to eventually racing Quads by the late 80s.
Our story truly begins in 1989, when Wayne became involved with professional ATV racing as the tuner for Grand National Champion, Gary Denton. Wayne assisted Gary in winning seven of his record eight Grand National Championships. Wayne’s relentless attention to detail was evident in the building of one-off parts for the race bike: seat latches, airbox rings, counter balancer brackets and of course clutch baskets.