Jon has over a decade of experience competing and coaching at the professional levels of sports car racing. After a brief introduction to motorsports in karting, he began racing in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge series in 2003. Jon earned victories at Lime Rock Park, Barber Motorsports Park, Moroso Raceway (PBIR) and Sebring International Raceway in his first year of competition. Working towards his desire to compete at Daytona and LeMans, Jon refocused his career towards sports cars after a couple of years cutting his teeth in the formula car ranks. In 2006, while finishing a Political Science degree at The University of Central Florida, Jon made his debut in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, where he has been a familiar face and no stranger to the podium.
Since then, he has also become a regular competitor in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, the VLN championship at the Nurburgring and the Creventic 24H Endurance series. In 2012, Jon made his first start in the 24 hours of Daytona in the Alliance Autosport Porsche GT3 Cup and set the fastest lap of the race for the team. Jon continues to coach and race at the highest levels, pursuing his ultimate goal of winning championships and the world's major endurance races.
Originally from South Florida, Jon graduated from the University of Central Florida and now resides in Orange, California with his wife and son.
private driver Coaching
Jon has extensive experience coaching drivers who have a wide range of experience and skill - in an equally diverse group of cars. He has competed and instructed at most racetracks in North America, and can provide unique insights on how to find speed at a new venue or your home track. Jon's clients consistently achieve their goals and break through to the next level with their racing.
Data and Video Analysis
AIM, Motec, VBOX and other systems can provide an overwhelming amount of data about your driving. It’s important to focus and interpret the relevant pieces of that data quickly and in a way that is straightforward to understand. Combining data with video is one of the most powerful learning tools when combined with the experienced analysis that Jon can provide.
Car setup is more important than ever. The reliability of modern homologated racecars means that advantages are often found in the fine print - the setup. Jon is experienced in understanding and translating how feedback from driving the car assists team engineers to optimize chassis setups.
Through Jon’s extensive relationships with race teams in the US and abroad, he can structure and execute a plan for your racing goals at any level. He also has extensive experience in Europe, including at the Nurburgring. Jon can guide you through licensing processes, arrange a car for you to drive and coach you to maximize safety, fun and performance.
In endurance racing, where more than one driver is required, your results depend on your performance as well as your teammates. The best way to accelerate your learning curve and increase your chances of good results is to co-drive with an experienced and successful professional. Email Jon to find out about opportunities to co-drive.
Precision, Stunt, on-camera driving
Jon has driven on camera for video and still commercial shoots for major automotive manufacturers.
Jon has access and experience using racetracks and private cars for special events that range from one-on-one instruction to small groups and large corporate outings. Use the contact form at the bottom of the page to find out more.