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Ross Bentley is Mr. SPEED SECRETS. He has helped more DE drivers than any other motorsports professional in the industry. His long term commitment to helping drivers, instructors and organizations achieve their best is unparalleled. Ross is a founding member of Instructor Summit and is an advisor to the Motorsports Safety Foundation (MSF) where helps coordinate industry Instruction best practices and supports ongoing, continuous instructor improvement. Ross is the headlining KeyNote speaker for Instructor Summit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Tucker has 18 years of HPDE instructing experience and has instructed for 20 different organizations. He is the lead classroom instructor for Central Indiana Region PCA, and he won the campus award for undergraduate teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He moderates the HPDE Classroom Instructors group on Facebook and was featured on Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Podcast #108. Chuck coordinates the Instructor Summit program agenda and various classroom instructor focus groups. chuck@InstructorSummit.com
John Santiago is a Philosophy Professor at the College of DuPage. He received his PhD in 2004 and has taught at a wide range of colleges and universities. His experience includes developing program curriculum, designing new courses, and drafting lectures for novice and expert learners alike. He has been the NASA Great Lakes HPDE 1 Group Leader for the last six years, working with the Great Lakes leadership team to develop curriculum for their HPDE system. In his own driving, he has competed in time trail, sprint, and endurance race formats. Currently, he is the faculty advisor for a new FSAE team.John@InstructorSummit.com
Andrew Rains got interested in motorsports as a kid. By the time he was 22 Andrew was a Championship winning club racer, Podium finishing Pro Racer, and Driving Instructor at the Porsche Track Experience. Andrew and his partners founded APEX Pro in 2015 after several years of developing the concept while on Auburn University's Formula SAE team. Andrew can often been seen teaching data to DE drivers and hosting various vCasts for APEX Pro. email@example.com
Kelly Jones, Major, US Air Force, has over twelve years’ experience as a military officer and F-16 combat pilot, eight years’ experience as a commercial airline pilot, and seventeen years’ experience racing and instructing in cars, karts, and motorcycles. He is the principal of RaceCraft1, the industry leader in driver development and data analysis using professional grade SIMS. RC1 is located in The SILO in Indianapolis, IN. Kelly.jones@RaceCraft1.com
Bill Wade is a recovering Architect with 30 years of HDPE experience. He continues to drive the BMW CCA National Instructor ITS program and develop high level DE instructors. He is the BMW CCA’s council representative for the Motorsports Safety Foundation (MSF). As the Program Director for the very successful Tire Rack Street Survival program he has helped train almost 30,000 new drivers and the program has hosted 1,200 school in its 17 year history. He is also on staff at the National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park in Bowling Green KY. He resides in Louisville, KY. firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelic Hathaway has been in the Insurance and Finance Industry for over 25 years. Her passion for motorsports started when she was 12 years old after attending her first car race, the Daytona 500. This was just the beginning of a long personal and professional history in various motorsports spaces including power boat racing, HPDE and vintage racing. Currently she manages the HPDE/Track Insurance program for Hagerty Motorsports. Her travels take her to racetracks across the country managing Hagerty motorsports events with national partners such as SCCA, FCA and SVRA and supporting Hagerty’s mission to keep driving alive for car lovers with the Hagerty Drivers Club program. Hagerty is proud to be the title partner for Instructor Summit with the goal of fostering a culture where we can all work together as positive stewards for safe and fun on track driving experiences. email@example.com
Jay Braxton has been active in the Motorsports Safety Industry since 2002. He began at HANS Performance Products working with Jim Downing and Dr. Bob Hubbard, inventors of the HANS device before moving to Simpson Race Products in 2012 when they purchased HANS. Jay left Simpson in 2015 and spent 3 years at Arai Helmets. He returned to Simpson in 2018 after they purchased Stilo Helmets where he is currently employed as the Trackside Service Representative for Stilo, HANS and Hybrid products. He has worked alongside and been mentored by some of the leaders in Motorsports Safety. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron Parsons is Product Manager for competition and specialty tires at Toyo Tires. His career path in automotive and motorsports started him off as an instructor for Allen Berg Racing Schools, followed by his role as Technical Editor for DSPORT Magazine, where he served as a test driver and writer to help break down automotive performance concepts for the readers. He currently competes in the Trans Am Series on the west coast in a TA2-class Camaro. His racing experience culminates 20 years of behind-the-wheel experience from go karts, to open wheel cars, to touring cars, and even a short stint as a rally co-driver. email@example.com
Chuck Hawks is a retired pro racer, still a pro driver and has been actively involved in racing at the professional and club/amateur levels since 1979. A multi-certified Coach (and FiA certified instructor,) he shifted the focus of his Executive Coaching company - rEvolution Performance to motorsport in 2000 and has coached countless drivers from HPDE to F1 level ever since. Chuck has a long history of curriculum development, classroom and in-car instruction, instructor development and Chief Instruction in the HPDE world. He is and has been involved with many organizations, such as BMWCCA, Ferrari Club, NASA, , SCCA, etc. for over 20 years and currently serves as the CEO of the non-profit Teen Driving Solutions, statistically the most successful program of its type in the US.
Roger Caddell is the National Training Manager for AiM Sports, LLC.
AiM Sports has been providing cutting-edge data and video solutions for the motorsports industry for over 22 years. From track-day users to top tier teams, when it comes to electronic instrumentation, data acquisition, and video,
Roger is a certified trainer with over 34 years of training experience and 42 years of motorsports experience as a driver, mechanic, engineer, and car owner with hundreds of wins and 9 Championships. Roger’s unique racing and training background enables him to fully understand and effectively share how to use racing data acquisition to improve the speed of the race car, the skills of the driver, and the health of the race car mechanicals.
Ryan Staub is the Motorsports Practice Leader for Lockton Motorsports, the largest provider of HPDE/Track Day insurance and insurance/risk management services for event organizers and sanctioning bodies. Staub began participating in HPDEs and Autocross events in 2002. He is the Chief Instructor for the Kansas City Chapter of BMW CCA and an active Club Racer, primarily competing in endurance racing series. Staub serves on a number of boards and councils in the motorsport industry, including the MSF Advisory Council. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Meyer is a true professional driving instructor with a resume to back it up. His background and vast knowledge in the snow skiing educational and instruction space is a tremendous asset to his unique coaching style. Jon coordinates annual trips to Europe under the Motörheads label and is very active in instructing for just about every organization on the East Coast. email@example.com
Matt Romanowski has had a thing for numbers and math since his early childhood. As a New Hampshire native, his friendly and supportive demeanor is often found at various local tracks where he supports data and teaches data acquisition concepts to all drivers OR he spends time with his wonderful family. He is the owner of TrailBrake.com and founded the Advanced Racecar Data Analysis Group Facebook page which grew over 4,000 members in under a year. Matt is an active member in Instructor Summit and teaches advanced data education to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Peter Krause is a pioneer in the data acquisition space. He has all the right stuff from mechanical car knowledge and winning race craft talents to chief instructor, pro coach and top level data acquisition expertise. Peter is known as a data guru and ambassador to our sport and has worked with and developed many successful winning pro drivers and data coaches. You can typically find Peter at his office at VIR teaching data or supporting his many racing and DE customers. email@example.com
Greg Haas has been involved in motorsports since his parents took him to the track as a child. His background ranges from successful club racer to manager of various highly developed driver and instructor training programs for BSR at Summit Point Raceway. Greg's professional focus and genuine personality has led to the creation and implementation numerous Military, VIP, HPDE, Combat and Government Official driver and FATT training programs for BSR. He is an active full-time right seat coach and classroom presenting professional. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Maloof has driven/ instructed in over 250 High Performance Driving Events (HPDEs) more than half with Porsche Club of America (PCA) driver education (DE) events in the last two decades, and has served as Chief Instructor for the Rally Sport Region for the last 15 years. He has guest-instructed in various PCA region DEs and was an early adopter of the Motorsport Safety Foundation (MSF) certification, consulting with Ross Bentley during its formative stagescand co-leading the first-ever MSF Level II certifications with Ross at Grattan. He has raced in various series, including GrandAm, Champ Car, HSR, NASA, and PCA, where he earned 2 championship titles. Currently, he races a Spec Miata in SCCA and the Champ Car Series. He was featured in Ross Bentley's Speed Secrets podcast (episode 93). l email@example.com.
David DuBois is a senior DE contributor to Instructor Summit. His Instructing resume includes Chief Instructor Empire State Region FCA, MSF Certified L2 HPDE Instructor
Tire Rack Street Survival Instructor / Event manager. David runs the entire market survey program for Instructor Summit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Andrew is the Regional Director for the NASA Great Lakes region and an active supporter of making better DE drivers and Instructors. NASA Great Lakes region has a unique driver development program that starts one to two years prior to a driver formally entering an Instructor, Time-Trail or wheel to wheel racing program. Jay is also fond of wood and wood products. email@example.com
Eric Kaul knows just about everyone. He is "Mr. Community" and genuinely loves bringing people together. Eric is the founder of HPDRE (High Performance Driving and Racing Enthusiasts), resides out of Boston Mass and has been an active instructor with several organizations in the N.East corner of the US. Many of the motorsports community are his cellular clients. Erickaul@verizoncanton.com
Big Mike Jobe from Mississippi is one of the most genuine Instructors you'll ever meet. Mike has a very strong competitive AutoX background, is an MSF Level II certified instructor and runs the NASA GL region HPDE 4 advanced driver development program. firstname.lastname@example.org
"Billy Turner" Griffin is a dedicated and very active instructor who spends almost every free moment instructing for various organizations around Chicagoland and the Midwest or traveling with Xtreme Xperience. Bill has a genuine desire to support our industry to grow and is an excellent ambassador for his racing partners. email@example.com
Eric Meyer is the founder of Instructor Summit, former Pro Racer, Data Acquisition Trainer, Classroom Instructor, Right Seat Instructor and MSF Council member. "Instructor Summit was founded to provide educational resources to new and future Instructors and to offer best practice certifications to senior and legacy Instructors" eric@InstructorSummit.com
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