Autobahn Driving Instruction


Tony’s impressive resume includes driving just about every racecar imaginable!

Test driver for race teams and chassis, tire, and brake manufacturers since 1979.

Professional driving coach since 1980.

Data acquisition specialist and race car engineer since 1988.

Defensive driving instructor since 1992.

ChampCar (formerly CART) Race Steward during 2003 season.

1972-present Competed in amateur and professional races. Tested or raced over one hundred fifty different race car chassis types, from small sedans to 200 mph open cockpit prototypes.

1973-present 28 amateur and 9 professional race wins

1975-2002 Competed in Grand Am, ALMS, IMSA, and 24 Hours of LeMans in Prototype and GT classes, best finish second at 2002 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

1983 SCCA Formula Ford CenDiv National Champion.

1990 SCCA Runoffs Formula Ford National Champion, second largest margin of victory in history. Received Gwinnett County Sportsman-ship Award.

1991 SCCA Olds Pro Series Champion.

1992 Inducted into the Invitational Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC)

1992 Member of Oldsmobile Aerotech world speed record team.

2001 Won GrandAm Cup Daytona Finale in ST class (BMW 328) after starting last.

2002 Honored at Porsche Cup ceremonies at Weissach as one of the top Porsche racing drivers worldwide.


Tom utilizes his experience as a physicist, a college teaching assistant, personal race driver coach and engineer to provide personal instruction that includes:
• Assistance with data acquisition • Understanding the physics of driving and car control • Importance of psycho-logical elements of performance driving

1968-1974 Organized and taught Autocrossing Schools at Penn State University

1975 Head Instructor at Fred Opert Racing School at Pocono Raceway

1996-1999 Coach and Trainer for Kettering University Students with formula Lightning

2003 Engineer and coach for 4th place overall finisher and the Master Class Winner in the highly competitive Star Mazda Series

2005-Present Personal instructor and coach at Autobahn Country Club

Racing Accomplishments:

Ran three full seasons of Indy Cars, finishing 11th or better in final points for all seasons. Qualified and raced in three Indy 500s (ninth place best finish)

Won road races in nine different classes of cars; Trans-Am, F/Atlantic, Firehawk, F/Super Vee, Mini-Indy, Porsche 968, Spec Miata, Neon Pro Challenge, F/Fords

Won two Road Racing professional champion-ships; Super Vee and Mini-Indy

Holds the worldwide record for the most professional Formula Super Vee wins.

Other Achievements:

1978 Indy Car Series Rookie of the year

1976 Robert Bosch selection as the driver to best represent the Formula Super Vee series which Robert Bosch sponsored

1976 Inducted into the Invitational Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC)

2002 Inducted into the Prestigious Indy 500 Old Timers Club


Over the past 20 years Francesco has gained a wealth of racing knowledge and experience as he has competed on every major track in the US and Europe.

1985 Began karting career at age 8

1986 -1988 Jr. Karting Champion US 820

1997 RVKC Road Racing Champion

1997 – 1999 Top 5 Drivers Superkarts Pro Series (TonyKart)

1997 Skip Barber School and series driver

1999 FIA International Racing License Holder

1999 – 2001 Factory Driver and U.S. Program Director Formula Arcobaleno

1999 – 2001 Competed in European Cup (Holand, Italy, France and Belgium)

2000 US Distributor Formula Arcobaleno

2001 – Current Private Driving Coach

2001 – 2006 Special Education Teacher at Fremd High School

2007 – Present Owner and Head Instructor for Team Stradale at Autobahn

2009 – 2011 Professional Driving Coach (Star Mazda Formula Atlantic)

2009 – 2010 Private Coach and Track Specialist for Caio Lara (JDC) and Simona DiSilvestro (Stargate Worlds)

2010 Competed in HSR Cayman Interseries

2010 – 2011 Owner Speedwerks Inc.

2010 – 2011 Creator Google Earth Application “Geo Racetracking”


Brian uses his experience in open wheel and production cars to analyze data acquisition to pinpoint specific issues and improve overall driving.

2012 Received SCCA license and in first year of competition won two SCCA National races in highly competitive Formula Mazda category.

2013 Won multiple SCCA Nationals and qualified for SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America and in first appearance finished second in Formula Mazda competition.

2013 Won seven races in route to the Autobahn Formula Mazda Championship.

2013-Present became professional instructor at Autobahn Country Club.

2014 Competed in first professional race on the Road to Indy ladder in the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires with race team Havoc Motorsport.

2015 Made debut in professional SCCA Pirelli World Challenge Championship driving a Mazda Rx-8 in Touring Car A category.

2016-Present Competing in professional SCCA Pirelli World Challenge Championship driving a Porsche Cayman in Touring Car category.