Driving Resume

2011

Film/TV Precision & Stunt Driver:
·    Citibank Financial Television Commercial (Prod. Co: RSA Films)
(Offroad sequence with Range Rover)

·    Ford Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Prod. Co: Anonymous Content)
(Double for Comedian Kevin Hart) (Ford Explorer SUV)(Ultimate Arm)

2010

Formula Drift National Championship Series:
Campaigning a 650hp 2006 Ford Mustang for competition.
(Sponsors: Cooper Tires, Eibach, Exedy, Seibon Carbon, Enkei Wheels, Go Pro, Sparco)
·     1 – Top 4 finish
·     3 – Top 16 finish

SGNL Online TV Show:(Click here to see Video)
·     Featured guest as professional driver to review Sony’s Grand Turismo 5 video game.

Ferrari of North America: West Coast Launch of 458 Italia, California, 599 HGTE
·  Assigned as one of the lead instructors to provide one-on-one car control clinic to prospective
Ferrari owners.

Ken Block Gymkhana Pro-Invitational:
·     Invited driver to Ken’s Block first professional gymkhana event @ Irwindale Speedway

Driving & Racing Instructor for Jim Russell Racing Schools
·     Senior instructor for F3 Lola used in beginning and advanced racing schools. Includes data
acquisition, download and consultation with students.

Audi Sports Car Experience @ Infineon Raceway
·     Lead instructor for Audi R8 1 & 2 day programs.

Film/TV Precision & Stunt Driver:
·    KIA Motor Corp. Television Commercial
(Sorrento SUV)(Ultimate Arm, ATV camera rig to car)

·    Cheverolet Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Prod. Co: RSA Films)
(Equinox & Traverse SUV)(Ultimate Arm)

·    Ford Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Prod. Co: Tool)
(Complete Product Line – On-Camera as car salesmen)

·    Subaru Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Prod. Co: RSA Films)
(Legacy Sedan)(ATV to car, fixed camera rig on hero car)

·    Volkswagen Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Prod. Co: Moxie Pictures)
(Tiguan SUV & GTI 2-door)

2009

Formula Drift Championship Series:
Campaigning a 650hp 2006 Ford Mustang for competition.
(Sponsors: Cooper Tires, Eibach Suspension, Seibon Carbon, Enkei Wheels, Go Pro)
·   1 – Top 6
·   2 – Top 8
·   2 – Top 16′s
·   Top Privateer in Championship

Driving & Racing Instructor for Jim Russell Racing Schools
·   Senior instructor for new F3 Lola used in beginning and advanced racing schools. Includes data
acquisition, download and consultation with students.

Audi Sports Car Experience @ Infineon Raceway
·   Lead instructor for Audi R8 V10 1 & 2 day programs.

Private Coaching: Work with drivers on technique, race craft, car setup, etc.
(Infineon, Thunderhill, Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow, Willow Springs, Cal Speedway)

Film/TV Precision & Stunt Driver:
·   Cadillac Motor Corp. Television Commercial (SRX4 SUV)
·   Honda Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Accord Crosstour)
·   Lexus Motor Corp. Television Commercial (GX460 SUV)

2008

Formula Drift Championship Series:
Campaigning a 650hp 2006 Ford Mustang for competition.
(Sponsors: Cooper Tires, Discount Tire Co., FlowMaster Exhaust, Seibon Carbon, Enkei Wheels, Go Pro)
· 1st place Formula Drift Team Championship: Portland, OR
·  2nd place Formula Drift Team Championship: Long Beach, CA
· 3rd place Formula Drift Invitational: Monterrey Mexico
·  Top 8 Finish Formula Drift Championship: Las Vegas, NV

Driving & Racing Instructor for Jim Russell Racing Schools
·   Senior instructor for new F3 Lola used in beginning and advanced racing schools. Includes data
acquisition, download and consultation with students.

Audi Sports Car Experience @ Infineon Raceway
·   Lead instructor for Audi R8 and RS4 1 & 2 day programs.

Private Coaching: Work with drivers on technique, race craft, car setup, etc.
(Infineon, Thunderhill, Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow, Willow Springs)

Film/TV Precision & Stunt Driver:
·  Honda Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Honda Accord and Odyssey)
·  Dodge Motor Corp. Television Commercial (Dodge Journey)

2007

N.A.S.A. 25 hours of Thunderhill Endurance Road Race (Willows, CA) :
·   One of five team drivers racing a SVT Ford Focus in the E2 class.
·   Daytime, Dusk and Nighttime stints. Total driving time behind wheel – 6 hrs.
·   14th place finish in class. (w/4hr out due to repairs)

Formula Drift Championship Series:
Campaigning a 600hp 2006 Ford Mustang (a.k.a. Foose Stallion) for competition.
(Team Sponsors: Chip Foose, Unique Performance, Cooper Tires, Ark Agent, Momo)
·   Qualified 9th for top 32 finals, 17th overall for Sonoma Rd
·   Qualified 9th for top 32 finals, 9th for top 16 finals and 10th overall for New Jersey Rd
·   Qualified 6th for top 32 finals, 16th for top 16 finals and 16th overall for Irwindale Rd

Formula Drift “Team Drift”Championship Series:
Competing as part of a two-car effort for the first official 300hp 2007 Mazda MX-5 (a.k.a. Miata) drift car.
(Team Sponsors:  Mazda Motor Corp, Circuit City, International All-Stars, Cooper Tires)

One of two lead drivers for 2nd Annual Ford Racing’s Exhibition Drift Team at world-renowned Barrett-
Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale Arizona.
·   Put on choreographed drifting exhibition with Ken Gushi in front of thousands
of spectators over 6 days.

CSRG: 4th Annual Classic Sports Car Racing Group Vintage Race Day
·   Instructed vintage race car drivers at Infineon Raceway.
(Worked with and drove some of the following: Sun Beam Tigers, Lola’s, Lotus, 65′ & 67′ Vette, etc.)

North American Grand-Am Ferrari Challenge Series
·  Driving/Racing Instructor for drivers who compete with their Ferrari F430 Challenge
racecars in national series competition.

Tested Maserati Trofeo (Grand-Am GT class) racecar at Infineon Raceway.
·  Shake down test for handling evaluation and recommendations.

Stunt Driver for pilot show proposed for Speed TV television show.

Precision Driver for Acura Motors Corp. Television Commerical (TL Type S)

Driving & Racing Instructor for Jim Russell Racing Schools

2006:

SCCA: Need for Speed Formula Drift Championship (came in mid-season)
·   Round 4 (Sonoma, CA) – Qualified 10th out of 55 for final event day.
·   Round 5 (Seattle, WA) – Qualified 14th out of 50 for final event day.
·  Round 6 (Wall, NJ) – Qualified 15th out of 42 for final event day

SCCA: Formula Drift Pro-Am National Finals
·  Qualified 2nd and finished 5th overall out of 70+ competitors.

Ferrari of North America: West Coast Launch of new 2007 Ferrari 599GTB
·  Assigned as one of the lead drivers to give hot laps to prospective Ferrari owners in new 599GTB,
F430, 612 Scaglietti.

One of two lead drivers for Ford Racing’s Exhibition Drift Team at world-renowned Barrett-
Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale Arizona.
·  Put on choreographed drifting exhibition with Ken Gushi in front of thousands
of spectators over 4 days.

CSRG: 3rd Annual Classic Sports Car Racing Group Vintage Race Day
·   Instructed vintage race car drivers at Infineon Raceway.
(Worked with some of the following: Ford Mustangs, Fiats, Lolas, etc.)

Film/TV Precision & Stunt Driver:
·  Toyota Motor Corp. Television Commercials
·  General Motors Crop. Television Commercials

Driving & Racing Instructor for Jim Russell Racing Schools

2005

Stunt Driver for the movie “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift”  by Universal Studios
·  Driving stunt-double for Bow-Wow Rap Artist

Driver Coach for Kevin Buckler’s – The Racer’s Group Race Team  (American Le Mans & Rolex Series)
·  Coached Kevin’s drivers who maintain their Porsche GT3 Cup & GT3RS race cars
with T.R.G. for competition in American Le Mans and Rolex Sports Car Series.  (Infineon Raceway)

SCCA: Need for Speed Formula Drift Championship (came in mid-season)
·  Round 4 (Sonoma, CA)- Qualified top 10 for final event day.
·  Round 5 (Chicago, IL)- Qualified top 15 for final event day.

S.E.M.A. – Las Vegas
·  Worked event as an instructor and professional driver for Yokohama Tires.
·  Put on driving and drifting display for vendors wanting to showcase their
after-market products on high performance vehicles.
·  Drifted high performance cars for media and car manufactures during 4-day event.
(Some of the cars driven: 2005 Lotus Elise, 2004 730hp Turbo Pontiac GTO, 2003 600hp twin-turbo Corvette Z06)

Ferrari/Maserati Arrive & Drive Program (Pro-Driver & Product Specialist)
·  Provided professional instruction and gave “hot laps” to potential Maserati & Ferrari customers at
various race tracks around the country
(California Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lime Rock, Road America)

Driving & Racing Instructor for Jim Russell Racing Schools

2004

SCCA Formula Mazda Russell Championship Series
·  2 top 3′s
·  3 top 10′s

J3 Racing Team (GT2 class in American Le Mans Series)
·  Tested with team in preparation for 2004 campaign
·  Worked Fueling Rig and other hot pit duties for J3 Racing who campaigned a
Porsche GT3 RSR during Sonoma Round of the American Le Mans Series Race.

Yokohama Karting Championship Series
·  2004 “Rookie of The Year”
·  2nd place in overall Championship

S.E.M.A. – Las Vegas
·  Worked event as an instructor and professional driver for Yokohama Tires.
·  Put on driving display for vendors wanting to showcase their after-market products
on high performance vehicles on a handling coarse.
·  Drifted high performance cars for media and car manufactures during 4-day event.
(Some of the cars driven: 700hp Ford Mustang Cobra, 425hp V8 Ford Focus, 450hp Pontiac GTO)

Buck Baker Stock Car Racing School
·  Basic NASCAR Nextel Cup Racing Course
·  Advanced NASCAR Nextel Cup Racing Course
(Conducted training at Rockingham Race Track in North Carolina)

Driving & Racing Instructor for ESPN Russell Racing Driver’s School

2003

USAC Jim Russell Formula Mazda Championship Racing Series
·  1 – 2nd
·  1 – 3rd
·  1 top 5
·  2 top 10

2002

USAC Jim Russell Formula Mazda Championship Racing Series
·  2 wins
·  2 top 5′s

Karting Instructor for Jim Russell International Karting School

2001

Jim Russell/Racer™ Magazine Road Racing Scholarship Runoffs
·  Semifinalist (Finished top 12 out of 70+ drivers)

SCCA Pro Solo II: (Cars Driven: ’01 BMW M5 & Acura RSX Type S)

1994 & 1995

SCCA Pro Solo II:  (Cars Driven: 93′ Honda Civic EX 4-door)

Other Driving Experience:
Motorcycle Driving: Graduate of Keith Code Superbike Training Schools (Laguna Seca Raceway)
Experienced driving high-performance motorcycles for over 10 years

Current Licenses:
·  F.I.A. C Pro Racing License
·  Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Pro Racing License
·  Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Formula Drift License