Heather Sebastian


 

The founder of Podium Productions Heather (Brobeck) Sebastian was born into a family of motorsports enthusiasts, her grandfather was infamous Dick Dahn a pioneer in the off-road racing community, he raced all over the world winning some the most prestigious races like the Baja 500, Baja 1000, Mint 400, Vegas to Reno, 1979 London To Sydney Rally for Team USA and many more! He then went on to be a world renowned track builder for HDRA, SCORE, Mickey Thompson and the CORR racing series.  Heather grew up on the back of a dozer with her grandfather at the Mickey Thompson off-road races and it started the trajectory of her lifelong path in the motorsports industry.

Heather got her first quad at 3 years old, her family spent every weekend either at the desert camping or at the races cheering on her father Ted Brobeck an avid motorcycle and quad racer.  Heather competed in the Adelanto Grand Prix at age 13, she went on to co-drive multiple races with her cousin Dennis' race team The 11 Brothers in "Class 11" and "Class 1" later she got to drive in the first ever Powder Puff Race with her sister Ashley Brobeck in "Class 1450."

Heather would spend her High School summer breaks with her Uncle Richie Dahn a former Dirt Wurx track builder at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park (LEMP), in Lake Elsinore, CA prepping the tracks for practices and events, she learned how to run the water truck, skip loader and other heavy equipment, she also got a part time job at another local motocross track as a flagger and the gate girl.

After graduation Heather moved to Lake Elsinore, CA to manage a Pro Motocross Track where she met and became friends with some of the top talent in the motocross industry, she attended College Business courses and EMT school at night and did race registration for the California Motocross Club (CMC) races on the weekends, one Saturday night the race announcer couldn't make it so Heather picked up the microphone and started announcing, little did she know it would lead her on a national motocross series announcing tour.

After many years of working as a flagger, gate girl, registration, scoring, announcer, doing marketing and promotions, heavy equipment operator and EMT, etc. Heather started hosting her own mini-4-stroke race series at StarWest Motocross Park in Perris. CA; in 2004 her series quickly became successful and she started her own event coordination company Podium Productions.

She moved her racing series to LEMP and soon became their full-time race coordinator, Heather and the Podium Productions Staff would host 2-3 races each weekend along with specialty events like the MetzFest hosted for Mike Metzger, races at Del Mar Fairgrounds, exhibitions during the Extreme Motorsports Expo and more.

In 2005 Podium Productions hosted the first ever short course UTV race which quickly grew to become a headlining event, realizing the growth potential of this new sport Heather was asked to co-host a TV series on MAVTV called “UTVcross,” the show followed the race series and is now a documentary of where the UTV industry began.

In 2009 Heather became the first female to host the historical Lake Elsinore Grand Prix (LEGP) a 7.2 mile race through the lake, hills and town of Lake Elsinore, CA. with over 10,000+ spectators and 1600 racers participating the Podium Productions Crew rejuvenated the LEGP which they were honored to host from 2009-2015.


Heather has relocated to the East Coast and is working as a Government Contractor and still hosting events!