Jim started his career teaching driving and racing schools at the Road Atlanta Driver Training Center in 1979. His driving career started at the same time in SCCA Autocross where he took home 3 consecutive Atlanta Region Championships.
Road Atlanta is Jim’s official “Home Track”. He quite literally has a few thousand laps around Road Atlanta starting back in 1979 to the present. He currently is the assistant Competition Director at Historic Sports Car Racing, LTD, (HSR) and conducts the New Driver Orientation Program for (HSR) at all their Venues including Road Atlanta. “I kinda grew up here, I watched the track being built and eventually working here as an Instructor” “I’ve driven everything from the pace car, formula cars, sedans, including an Historic Ferrari 365 GTB around this track”.
He started with the Skip Barber Racing School in the 1985 with the BMW Skip Barber BMW Driving School. Jim’s racing interest changed to formula cars in the late 80s as he became a competitor in the Skip Barber Formula Car Series. After several years competing in the formula cars, Jim became a Skip Barber Racing Series Instructor and taught racing schools and coached the race weekends all over the country. When the MX5 cars came to Skip Barber Jim was again a competitor first before moving into the teaching role later. He was the Skip Barber Race Series Chief Observer for 2 years, responsible for instructor assignments at race weekends.
Additionally, Jim received his instructor certification from BMW AG, in Munich in 2002. He spent 10 years as a lead instructor at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC.