Who We Are
For nearly 20 years, Fast Lane Racing School has been the Official Racing School of Toyota Racing. Danny McKeever, owner and founder, has been instructing since 1967 and has been heavily involved as well as Chief Instructor for nearly 30 years of Toyota's Pro/Celebrity race held each year at Long Beach.
Fast Lane and Danny continually work to provide world-class instruction to Professionals and Celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Keanu Reeves, George Lucas, Tanner Foust, Patrick Dempsey, Danica Patrick and many more... Fast Lane Racing School operates at the world-famous Willow Springs Raceway, located in the greater Los Angeles area.
In 1953, Daniel McKeever III attended his very first sports car race at the Palm Springs Airport. It was then and there that his love affair with motorsports began. It was an immediate and powerful connection and at the tender age of 13 all he wanted to do was buy a sports car. At 19, he had earned enough money to buy a 1954 Austin Healey 100-4 and it didn’t take him long to learn how to work on the cars he loved so much. His racing career began with hill climbs and autocrosses and quickly moved to road racing at age 23 when he participated in his very first race at Pomona Fair Grounds in Pomona, CA.
I truly love what I do and take pride in how we run our schools. I’m still having way too much fun! The checkered flag hasn’t dropped on this old time racer yet!
Danny McKeever, Chief Instructor & CEO
NATURAL BORN TEACHER..
FROM PASSION TO PROFESSION
Prior to 1986, all of the teaching Danny did was on a volunteer basis as the clubs were for amateur drivers and staffed solely by volunteers. In 1986, he decided to see if he could make teaching a profession and turned his passion into a business. Teaching racing has always been the love of his life and to this day, he continues to volunteer at many of these clubs.
FAST LANE Doors Open..
In 1994, Danny partnered up and started Fast Lane Racing School, the official racing school of Toyota Motorsports, starting as Chief Instructor then becoming sole owner. He continues to run one of the most successful racing schools in the country. In 2003, he opened the doors of Defensive Driving Academy as an extension to the FAST LANE family. Although FAST LANE has an extremely talented staff of instructors, Danny typically teaches all high performance schools to this day.