Driving Experience

I don’t have a racing license or compete in any form of motorsports, but I am a professional driver and navigator. Over the course of several years I’ve taken many advanced driving courses, and learned from many professional instructors (some famous race car drivers too) to better my own road-test and track-driving skills. This is a brief outline of my experiences, advanced courses I’ve taken, and a few of the cars I’ve driven on a race track as part of my job. Links to video footage included wherever applicable.

2015

  • November Circuito Ascari (Full Circuit) 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe. Media test. Coached by Bernd Schneider.
  • October Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Driver Development Track) Lapping of Various Performance, Luxury and Sports Cars on Closed Circuit.
  • August Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Full Circuit) 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. Media test. @YouTube Coached by Randy Pobst & Robb Holland.
  • July Portimao Circuit (Full circuit) 2016 AUDI R8 V10 Plus Coupe. Media test. @YouTube
  • May Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Driver Development Track) 2015 SUBARU WRX STI. Private test. @WheelsOnEdge
  • January Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (School Circuit) 2016 Corvette Z06. Media test. Coached by Ron Fellows Corvette Racing School instructors.

2014

  • November Circuit of the Americas – COTA (Grand Prix Circuit) 2014 Cadillac CTS-V. Media test. Coached by GM Certified High-Performance Factory Test Drivers. @WheelsOnEdge
  • October Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Grand Prix Circuit) 2015 McLaren 650S Spider. Private test. @WheelsOnEdge & @WheelsOnEdge
  • September Monticello Motor Club (Full Circuit) 2015 Lexus RC F. Media test. @WheelsOnEdge
  • July Portland International Raceway (Full Circuit) 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Media test. @WheelsOnEdge
  • February Circuit ICAR (Purpose-built ice handling course) BMW Winter Driver Training. Coached by Philippe Létourneau, Sylvain Champoux & J-F Dumolin.

2013

  • May Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Full Circuit) 2014 Roush Mustang Stage 3. Chin Motorsports advanced group lapping (two days) @YouTube & @YouTube, Coached by DriveTeq.ca instructors.
  • May Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Grand Prix Circuit) 2014 McLaren MP4. Media test. @YouTube, Coaching by Jim Russell Racing School instructors.
  • February Circuit of the Americas (Grand Prix Circuit) 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Media test. @YouTube

2012

  • October Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Grand Prix Circuit) Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy. Lapping all current Mercedes AMG models, Coached by AMG Driving Academy instructors.
  • June Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Driver Development Track) Van Diemen Formula SCCA. Bridgestone Driving Academy. Coached by Bridgestone Driving Academy.
  • May Barber Motorsports Park Porsche Sport Driving School (PSDS) USA. 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera & Turbo S models. Coached by Andrew Davis, Daniel Eastman & PSDS USA instructors. @YouTube
  • May Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Driver Development Track) CASC Ontario Time Attack Two-Day Time Attack School 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT. Coached by Scott Murfin.
  • February Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (1.5-mile Track) 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec/3.8 GT. Media test, autocross. Coached by Declan Powell & Colin & Richard Knott (of the Dynamic-Drivers Rally & Stunt School).

2011

  • October AJAC TestFest Track Tester Lapping of Various High-Power Vehicles and Sports Performance Cars on Airport Runway Test Track.
  • September Mosport International Raceway (Driver Development Track) Hyundai Genesis 3.8GT Coupe. Media test. Coached by Richard Spenard. @YouTube
  • September Targa School Open Road Motorsports. Coached by Glen Clarke. @YouTube
  • July Fiesta Rally Experience Team O’Neil Rally School and Car Control Center. Coached by Tim O’Neil & TO instructors. @YouTube
  • February Barber Motorsports Park Porsche Sport Driving School USA. Coached by Hurley Haywood, Cass Whitehead & PSDS USA instructors. @YouTube

2010

  • October AJAC TestFest Track Tester Lapping of Various High-Power Vehicles and Sports Performance Cars on Airport Runway Test Track.
  • May Calabogie Motorsports Park Ford Mustang/Shelby GT500. Media test. Coached by Calabogie Driving instructors. @YouTube
  • April Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch AMG Performance Tour. Lapping all current Mercedes AMG models. Coached by AMG Driving Academy instructors.
  • March Homestead-Miami Speedway Honda Civic Si. Media test. Coached by Patrick Carpentier & Scott Goodyear. @YouTube

2009

  • October AJAC TestFest Track Tester Lapping of Various High-Power Vehicles and Sports Performance Cars on Airport Runway Test Track.
  • October Circuit Mont-Tremblant 2010 VW GTI. Media test. Coached by Patrick Carpentier & Richard Spenard.
  • August Mosport International Raceway (Driver Development Track) 2010 Mazdaspeed3. Media test. @YouTube

2008

  • December Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch 2009 Nissan 370Z. Media test. Coached by SMMR instructors.
  • October AJAC TestFest Track Tester Lapping of Various High-Power Vehicles and Sports Performance Cars.
  • October Mosport International Raceway (Full Circuit) 2009 Subaru WRX STI. Media test.
  • April Reno-Fernley Raceway 2008 Nissan GT-R. Media test. Coached by Steve Millen.
  • March Firebird International Raceway (Short Course) AMG Driving Experience. Lapping all current AMG models. Coached by AMG Driving Academy instructors.
  • January Willow Springs Raceway Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR. Media test, autocross challenge (2nd place).

2007

  • October AJAC TestFest Track Tester Lapping of Various High-Power Vehicles and Sports Performance Cars on Airport Runway Test Track.
  • October Niagara Drive Centre AJAC Half-Day Refresher Advanced Driving Course.
  • August Dunnville Raceway Hyundai Performance Parts Lapping Day. Various modified Hyundais. Coached by Antoine L’Estage.
  • May Shannonville Motorsports Park (Nelson Circuit) Ariel Atom Experience. Coached by Mark Swain.

2006

  • October Niagara Drive Centre AJAC Half-Day Refresher Advanced Driving Course.
  • July Dunnville Raceway Mazdaspeed Lapping Day. Media test.

2005

  • February Bridgestone Winter Driving School Full-Day course on sheet ice.
  • May Bridgestone Racing Academy Full-Day Advanced Driving Course in Formula 2000.

2003

  • May Bridgestone Racing Academy Full-Day Advanced Driving Course in Formula 2000.
  • October Shannonville Motorsports Park AJAC Full-Day Advanced Driving Course.

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