Everyone needs a teacher, and we’ve got the best around.
FastLane employs some of California’s top instructors that bring different backgrounds and driving specialties to our raceschool. From accredited SCCA instructors and former IndyCar/formula champions to professional karting drivers and off-roading experts, we’ve got the best of the best!
Part of what makes FastLane so special is getting to know our instructors and learning more than just driving techniques from them. These talented drivers have years of experience in the industry and have tons of advice on how to progress in motorsports.
Check out their bios below and sign up for one of our courses to meet them on the track in person!
Scott Atchison officially began racing motorcycles at age 12 in the Mojave desert. At 17 he earned first motorcycle championship. He Raced his first Baja 1000 at age 17. Competed in the CART IndyCar World Series in 1988 and 1989.
Silver medal 1981 International Six Days EnduroBegan racing Road Racing 1983 Formula Ford1985 Formula Ford National ChampionWon 25% of races as an armature road racing1987 US Formula Super Vee National Champion1988-1989 Drove Indy Cars!!1990 Drove IMSA endurance racing1992 Retired from Road racing1992- present off road racing as hobby with many wins including The Baja 10002000-2008 owner Consumer Automotive Research. Auto testing and training for manufacturesStunt driving in TV commercials and Movies1995-present Instructor Fastlane Driving School
Bradley Howe has spent his entire life on two and four wheel vehicles; exploring the woods, deserts and mountains across the country and around the world. He began his off-roading career at the age of 3, on a Yamaha PW50, and as soon as his dad removed the training wheels he and his brother were lining up for races.
Bradley is currently a driver for the Monster Energy / Can-Am Racing Team, which competes in the SCORE-International Baja 250, 400, 500 and 1000 events, as well as the Best in the Desert (BITD) Series, Ultra4 King of the Hammers and The Mint 400 and California 300 desert racing events.
Aside from racing, Bradley spends his day-to-day as an off-road magazine editor. He began his career as an Associate Editor for Dirt Wheels Magazine and later moved on as the Editor-in-Chief for ATV Rider Magazine and UTVDriver.com. In 2019, he started Howe Media and purchased UTV Off-Road Magazine, a publication dedicated to the off-road enthusiast in the ever-growing UTV and Side-by-Side motorsports space.
2020 Score-International Overall Points Champion
2020 Score-International UTV FI Points Champion
2020 Score-International UTV FI Baja 500 Champion
2017 Cal City AVE Pure Overall Champion
2016 Cal City AVE Pure Overall Champion
2015 Cal City AVE Pure Overall Champion
Craig Staton has been competing in the world of motorsports for over 35 years, making him one of the most seasoned veterans in the industry. Since his beginnings in motocross and supercross in Southern California during the late 70s and early 80s, he has had an impressive road racing and motocross career.
As a machinist, Craig began working for Modern Motors Off Road Center in 1978, where he would eventually advance to a driving position racing off-road trucks.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Craig has raced in countless events, including the Grand-Am Series, ALMS, World Challenge, and all the major North American tin-top series. Stanton drove in 49 races during his first full season as an amateur. In his second season, he competed in 41 races, taking home six class championships in his Porsche 996. The 2004 Grand-Am Cup Grand Sport (GS) champion earned Rising Star status both in the Grand-Am Cup Series and the Super Grand Sport (SGS) class of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2004, Stanton won the Grand-Am Koni Challenge championship in the GS class, and in 2005 he won the Grand-Am Rolex Series championship in the GT class.
During the 2010 and 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar series, Stanton raced a Porsche Cup car for Magnus Racing. Four podium finishes were achieved during the two years with team owner John Potter. Stanton also raced with Potter in 2008 and 2009 as part of the TRG team in a Porsche GT3 Cup car.
In addition to driving Porsche Cup cars, Stanton has also competed in Universal Service Administrative Company and National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing and the Service Corps of Retired Executives off-road series, and is an avid off-road racer.
Porsche: Petersen – White Lightning in ALMS
Reiser-Callas Racing in ALMS
Keyser Racing in ALMS
BMW: Marcus Motorsports in Grand Am
Bell Motorsports in Grand AM
Aasco Boduck Racing in Grand Am
Ferrari: XL Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello in ALMS
Trucks: Pierce Racing (SCORE Baja 2000)
NASCAR: GT1 Racing – Late Models
Southwest Tour team
Nissan: GT1 Racing 240SX Factory Speedvision Cup Team
Chevrolet: Fizmaun.c~Smith Enterprises Camaro in Trans Am
Shifter Karts: California Sports Car Club
Midgets: USAC on the West Coast
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