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Terry is the winningest driver in the history of the Firestone Firehawk Endurance Series (which became Grand-Am Cup/Koni Challenge). In addition to being our Chief Instructor, he is also the Driver Development Manager for SCCA Trans-Am. It was Terry who brought Driving School curriculum to Skip Barber in 1984, based on a curriculum he designed for the Georgia State Police… He started racing years ago, but it wasn’t road racing — it was drag racing. He was the 1973 NHRA Super Stock National Champion (in an SS/EA 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda). Numerous Drag Racing National and Regional event wins, three Regional autocross championships. Inducted in the NHRA Southeastern Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 1996 and the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame, in 2002.
Bruce MacInnes has been professionally coaching racing drivers for over 40 years & has successfully competed in a wide variety of Production cars, Formula cars, & Prototypes. As a Senior Instructor at The Skip Barber Racing School, Bruce’s credentials include two Pro Formula Ford National Championships, 18 lap records, Formula Magazine’s “Driver of the Year” (twice), and winning Lime Rock’s Can-Am in a Lola T-333 Chevy (in the rain). Bruce brings a love of racing, a passion for coaching, and a genuine concern for his students to our Sport. He is committed to helping every driver achieve progress.
Chief Instructor - Canada
Brett moved through downhill ski racing as a competitor, then a coach, then on to winning an Olympic Medal with his co-competitor in the World Paralympics. He car raced for a living as the Team Owner / Driver and race winner in his Texaco sponsored entry into the Player’s / GM Motorsport Series and also won a National Champion in Samsung’s entry in the top Grand Sports class of the Firestone Firehawk Series (with co-driver Ken Wilden). Brett has been coaching drivers and car racers for over 34 years and was the founder / co-owner of the Bridgestone Racing Academy. One of the highlights of that was the great opportunity to design and have built a proprietary race track at Mosport’s Driver Development Center (through track owner Dr. Don Panoz and President Myles Brandt). A true “coach’s coach”, Brett’s reputation and achievements are the perfect fit to head up our new Skip Barber Formula Racing School in Canada.
Mike Stillwagon over 25 years of motorsport experience. He has competed in the EMRA Regional Racing Series. He continues to race (win!) with NASA. In 2015 and 2016 he won the Iron Champion. Mike has instructed the Retired Ferrari Challenge during his career and was an instructor for the World Class Driving School. Mike is truly committed to helping every driver achieve their fullest potential!
Sebastien Sauriol 30 years of motorsport experience. Started his career in 1987 in Quebec. In 1997, he won the renowned Jim Russell Formula 2000 championship and scholarship at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. In 2010, he finished 4th at the 24hrs of Dubai in a prototype car. He still competes in endurance racing mostly in Canada and in the U.S. Since his career debut, he has over 200 race starts. He is an experienced driver coach, chief-instructor, racing school and race team manager and founder.
Stephan grew up on dirt bikes, starting at the age of 10. His entry into auto racing began in 1994 with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). At the end of the next year he was offered a job by the Skip Barber Racing School and has been working there in some capacity ever since.
Throughout the rest of the 90’s Stephan continued to race in the SCCA’s ITS class, collecting many wins and podium finishes. From 2000-2003 he competed in the SPEED World Challenge Series while also running a dyno tuning business specializing in Engine Management Systems. Throughout his years in motorsports, Stephan has taught thousands of aspiring race car drivers, lead hundreds of corporate events at race tracks, and worked with various manufacturers to introduce new vehicles into the marketplace at various venues all over North America.
In 2008 Skip Barber started a sedan car race series with the MX5. Stephan was one of the two main test drivers and data coaches for those cars until the end of the series in 2017. This included helping develop a Pro version of the car which ran as a class within the SCCA Battery Tender Series.
Outside of Skip Barber, Stephan is the Data Acquisition Expert for SCCA Pro Racing’s F4 and newly launched F3 series, which provide an FIA ladder system into the top levels of racing.
Dan is a retired Detective from the New York City Police Department. He was a lead instructor and master instructor for the NYPD Driver Training Unit. He possesses instructor certificates from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in General Topics, Emergency Vehicle Operation, and Police Pursuit. He holds a Master EVOC Instructor certificate along with a National Driving Instructor Certificate from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Dan also taught dignitary protection driving, driver improvement programs, car control clinics, and traffic safety programs. He started his road course racing instruction back in 2014 with DeMonte Motorsports and continues that today with the Skip Barber Racing School.
Ben Haymann has been instructing and coaching for fourteen years, getting his start driving rally cars on frozen lakes at age fifteen and transitioning to road courses at sixteen. A few years later he started racing spec Renaults in SCCA and Audi’s in AER.
He became a Skip Barber Racing school instructor in 2013 and has instructed programs ranging from teen driving clinics to high performance driving schools to coaching the Skip Barber Racing Series. Outside of Skip Barber, he has worked as a pro instructor for Monticello Motor Club where he raced for RS1 in a Porsche Cayman in IMSA. Additionally, he was a stunt/precision driver for a Jaguar commercial and worked has a pro driver for various car manufacturer brand launches.
Brandon Kennedy is a Professional Driving Instructor and Race Car Driver from Las Vegas, NV with over 16 years of racing under his belt. Brandon has a winning background in Sports Car, Motocross, Dirt Track, and Off-Road racing to add to his portfolio. Brandon Joined Skip Barber Racing School in 2018 and also drives the Official Pace Car for Blancpain GT World Challenge for Skip Barber Racing School.