Born in the Bay Area of California, raised in Orange County. Max was born to a hall of fame family of racers and builders: his grandfather created the most iconic hot rod funny cars of all time, as well as ushering in the era of custom billet parts. His father, a championship winning drag team crew chief.
His introduction to skateboards came when his friends asked to custom shape their skateboards in his dad’s garage shop. A few months later he was bombing hills and signing up to race, himself. Skateboarding became a platform for Max to tap into his fabricator roots; “if you can’t buy it, make it”. As the years went on, Max found himself at the core of the skateboard and car racing scenes.
Max has competed in over 300 downhill races, works on GT3 sports cars, and is still customizing boards for those interested. His work has seen himself and others rise to the top of the podiums in recent years.
Max is the 2x King of California RaceSeries Champ, 2x Maryhill Champion, Catalina Island Champion, and 3x Barrett Junction winner.
Max started Prototype Racing, a nuclear Downhill Racing team consisting of Max Capps and Tim Del Rosario as athletes and Tyler Topping as the head of Media. Prototype brings structure and professionalism that is usually only seen in world-class racing series such as Formula 1. In a sport that values individual accomplishments, Prototype aims to bring team dynamics and shared goals to the race track.
The team is structured to produce high quality results and high quality media. We provide our sponsors deliverables to create mutually beneficial relationships that elevate the team and the brands that support us. In 2019, the year of Prototype’s debut, the team did extremely well in the World Championship Tour as well as domestic races. In 2022, the team has not let off the gas. Max is racing the World Skate Games in San Juan, Argentina, representing Team USA with Tim as the Team USA Head Coach. Tyler is on the USA Skateboarding downhill committee and is the USA Skateboarding Team photographer. A Prototype sweep.
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