Adam Csenar is a South Bend, IN native and a graduate of Washington High School. During the week, Adam works in the finishing department of one of the world's leading suppliers to manufacturers of orthopaedic components. Every team needs a player that is willing to help in any way, and whether it is late nights working at our shop or race day prep prior to hauling to the track, Adam willingly assists with anything needed. A calming influence is needed to help put things in perspective in a highly competitive environment and his laid-back demeanor and attitude helps keep "the big picture" in perspective. Adam is an avid fisherman, and one of a legion of frustrated Chicago Bears fans.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, his racing experience dates back to racing BMX bikes in 1978 at the famed Red Bud facility in Buchanan, MI. But it was a family friend that provided Chad the opportunity to drive a Quarter Midget in New Carlisle, IN that lit a passion for open wheel racing that burns bright to this day. A focus on high school sports, college education (B.A. Psychology from Purdue University, M.A. Industrial / Organizational Psychology), and beginning a corporate career put the passion on hold until an entry into karting provided the opportunity to reignite the passion for driving in 1998. From 2001 – 2006 Chad joined the staff of MRP Motorsport in Three Oaks, MI as a driver coach and engine builder for MRP’s Rotax engine program. During this time he coached and built Rotax powerplants for 2 National Champions, and multiple regional and local track champions. From 2010- 2013, he resumed driving and competed in the U.S. Rotax Max Challenge, producing 4 straight National Top 10 rankings, and two championships. In 2013, Hartzell finished #2 in national rankings with 6 feature wins.
In 2014, Hartzell transitioned from asphalt road course karting to dirt oval racing in the 600 Non-Wing Sprint class at Plymouth Speedway. Although experiencing a significant learning curve in an entirely new form of motorsports, success continued as Hartzell finished tied for 3rd in season points and Co-Rookie of the Year, with a best finish of 2nd. 2015 yielded similar results as Hartzell completed the season at Plymouth Speedway 3rd in Championship points.
During the week, Hartzell trades his driving suit for a business suit as the Director of Talent Strategy for Beacon Health System. His other experience includes senior level roles with Target and Whirlpool in Human Resources and Organizational Development, and has also provided consulting services to small companies focusing on Leadership Development. Residing in Granger, IN, he and his wife of 16 years, Kristin, have two children, Connor (11), and Tyler (9).