Dan has been racing since childhood. Dan has been involved with virtually every auto manufacturer and has played major roles at several other schools. He won the 2000 Legends Car National Championship, has competed in Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge events, lead the 2008 25 Hours of Thunderhill by a two-lap margin and most-recently captured the 2010 NASA Spec Miata National Championship.
Growing up in Southwestern Virginia, Ty inherited the road racing fascination from his father. Ty began auto crossing in SCCA and PCA events on a local level while attending Radford University where he earned a degree in Biology. Ty has competed successfully in Formula Fords and a variety of showroom stock vehicles during his career including a Porsche 944 in the IMSA Firehawk series.
Outside of racing Ty has worked with many automotive manufactures on new vehicle launches, press events, consumer events, training videos, and precision driving for press reveals. Over his 26 years of driver training and coaching, his career has taken him all across the United States, Canada and many Latin America counties as well. Ty resides with two sons in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jason began his racing career with SCCA in a large parking lot in Salt Lake City, Utah. After his first run around the cones, he was hooked. For the next couple of summers, the old airstrip in Wendover, NV served as his fix for this addiction. When Miller Motorsports Park opened in 2005, his obsession rose to a whole new level, racing anything from a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to a Honda Civic. For the past 3 years Jason’s knowledge has been put to work in the professional racing world of Grand Am and World Challenge series.
Bill Rhinehart is one of those guys who is not only a fast driver, but a true enthusiast of the sport as well.
His racing career started at age 14, on motorcycles, in and around his hometown of Las Vegas. He competed in motocross, hillclimb, desert racing and circle-track events. He claims the unique distinction of once having raced with the late Steve McQueen.
At age 17, he switched from two wheels to four, racing stock cars and Super Modified on oval tracks. At age 20 he found his true calling in road racing, and became a regular competitor in SCCA production cars. He also completed a season in Formula B. He was a two-time state autocross champion (in two different classes) in Utah, and was once voted SCCA Utah Region Driver of the Year.
He has been a driving instructor since 1976, and relishes the opportunity to pass along his knowledge to students from all walks of life.
When he’s not instructing at Miller Motorsports Park, teaching Kempo karate or playing with his grandkids. He also competes in the Miller Park Racing Association (MPRA) and various vintage racing events.
Gunnar is entering his tenth season with the ALMS. He has a long history at Le Mans after becoming the youngest finisher on record in 2000 at the age of 18. Since then the young American has competed at the famed French race 7 times with several class podiums and a best overall finish of 5th with the factory Panoz LMP1 Team. He has raced both in the US & Europe for the Factory Panoz effort and Ford Racing’s sports car program in addition to several other private teams.
When not driving race cars professionally you can find Gunnar skydiving and BASE jumping. After starting skydiving in 2004, Gunnar caught the jumping bug quickly and has racked up over 1500 skydives and 200 BASE jumps. He’s participated in world record skydives and flown Wingsuits off cliffs in the European Alps. Gunnar has also been featured on MTV, People Magazine, USA Today, and several other local & nationwide publications.
Mark is one of the most versatile drivers in the U.S. He raced in Europe in the ASCAR Series. He raced in the Nationwide series in a Ford Mustang for primary sponsor CLR in 2000. In the winter, he raced in the Ultimate 500 which is a 500 Mile Cross Country Snowmobile Race.
Mark was the official driver of the flame for Olympic Torch Relay in the 2002 Winter Olympics. In his spare time, mark is also a SAG stunt driver for movies, commercials doing high speed chases, technical stunt, off-road, snow in ATV, snowmobile and motorcycles.
Michael began racing at the age of 10 in a 4 cycle Jr. Honda go-kart. Then, Michael competed nationally in the Junior Rotax category winning multiple regional and national races. He was the #1 ranked driver in the country in the Rotax Jr. field. He represented Team America in 2006 at the Rotax World Finals in Viana Do Castelo, Portugal.
In 2010 Michael competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with Motorway Motorsports based in Sacramento, CA. In 2011 he was asked to join Richard Childress Racing as the primary West Coast development driver for the Golden Gate Racing Team. Michael captured 2 wins and 7 top 5 finishes in the 2012 season.
Melanie has a huge love for racing. Meeting her husband Martin at the racetrack and raising 4 kids at the track also means racing is her life. She has been racing since she was 18 years old. Together, she and Martin won their division at the 12 hours of Sebring in 1999. She began teaching at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School in 2007 and racing a GT3 Porsche in the IMSA series. In 2009 Melanie won two championships: one co-driving with her husband in the ALMS series and the other in the IMSA GT3 Porsche series.
The reason Melanie instructs is to pass her passion for racing on to others. She loves to see the participants improve and catch the bug of racing like she has. "There is nothing better than to see one of your students come in after a session on the track with a huge smile on their face. Knowing it all clicked and they now understand the concepts I've been teaching them. That is what instructing is all about!"
Troy Muller began his racing career in the mid-80s. During this time he also worked as a chief mechanic for the famous race team of Dan Gurneys All American Racers. Soon after, he moved to England in 1985 to race in the ultra-competitive formula Ford Racing series. After a successful stint in Europe he returned to the U.S. and began racing with the factory supported teams. He drove Hondas and Toyotas in the IMSA Race series at famed racetracks all around the U.S. He continued racing sports and formula cars through the mid-90s.
Troy worked for the famous PRI (Performance Racing Industry) show for 9 years. This show is the world’s largest racing trade show and magazine. His responsibilities included international sales, selling sponsorship and presenting seminars during various trade show events.
Drew has been racing for 11 years and half of these have been in the professional ranks of motorsports. He started his racing career in 2002 by winning several SCCA National classes. In 2008, he finished in the top 10 at the 24-hrs of Daytona driving a Mazda RX-8 in the GT class. He also captured several top 5 finishes in the Rolex GT series as well as the Mazda MX-5 cup.
Drew spends a fair amount of time racing in the dirt too. At the young age of 14, he started racing downhill mountain bikes along the west coast. He raced a Class 5 Unlimited car to several podium finishes in the MORE series. He also drove a Ford Ranger class 14 truck for the “Best in Desert Series.” Currently, Drew is training to race in the iron man desert race of the Baja 1000 on a motorcycle in 2012.
Born and raised in the racing world allowed Jonathan to start racing karts at a young age. He grew into driving and teaching quickly, working at the Mid-Ohio Racing School at the age of 16. Since then he has worked with many different driving companies around the country doing coaching and training. Jonathan has raced to multiple top 5 finishes at the SCCA Runoffs and several divisional championships.