Our Instructors

From Road to Indy to Indycar

RC Enerson

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RC Enerson

Lead Instructor, INDYCAR Driver

At 24-years old, Lead Race Series Instructor RC Enerson is the youngest member of the instructing staff at Lucas Oil School of Racing, but don’t let his age fool you. Racing since the age of five, the New Port Richey, FL native grew up karting and has moved up the ranks, making waves at each stage of his racing career. Enerson made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2016 with Dale Coyne Racing driving the #19 Boy Scouts Dallara-Honda at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a track he won at previously in both USF2000 and IndyLights. RC recently drove in the NTT IndyCar Series Mid Ohio race in the Lucas Oil School of Racing sponsored car for Carlin Racing.

Racing has always come naturally to RC as a previous team principal stated, “RC’s performance last year was nothing less than amazing. He is so calm behind the wheel and possesses car control beyond his years.”

Gerardo Bonilla

Chief Instructor

Chief Instructor for the Lucas Oil School of Racing. A multi-time series champion and experienced driver coach. Bonilla has racing experience in LMP2, Prototype Lites, Pro Mazda, Formula BMW, Formula Dodge, GT sports cars, Karting, and Autocross. Bonilla is the official series coach for USF2000, and has coached privately for clients in IMSA and the Mazda Road to Indy. In 2014, Bonilla coached Matt McMurry to become the youngest driver in history to compete in and finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ryan Hall

Lead Instructor, Basic

With a background that began in karting and transitioned to open wheel formula cars, Ryan would ultimately move into sports car racing. A former Global Mazda MX-5 Cup competitor, Ryan has an infectious and inviting smile that’s always welcoming new drivers to the track.

Pippa Mann

Instructor

After racing in karts and open wheel cars in her native England and Europe, Pippa Mann moved to the U.S. in 2009 to compete in Indy Lights. Mann is the first woman to win an Indy Lights race (Kentucky, 2010), and the first woman to earn a pole of any type at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2010 Freedom 100). She made her first career Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the 2011 Indianapolis 500, and has competed in every 500 since 2013, with a best finish to date of 17th. Mann is also the fastest woman ever at IMS, recording a 230.103 MPH lap during Fast Friday at the 2017 Indy 500.

Beyond the 500, Pippa has also races in select sports car races and races in karts whenever her schedule allows.

Glenn McGee

Instructor

Glenn is living proof just how transformative sim racing can be for prospective drivers. Competing in iRacing’s #Virtual2Reality program, Glenn would advance his through to become the first ever ProGamer to make the leap to ProDriver. Transitioning from a Mazda iRacing World Champion, Glenn would later join the Mazda Factor Development Team as a competitor in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. With an uncanny sense for car balance and placement, Glenn provides the precision feedback aspiring drivers need to make the move from good to great.

Selin Rollan

Instructor

A Global Mazda MX-5 Cup fan favorite, Selin has consistently been at the pointy end of the series. Selin is a multi-race winner, annual championship contender, and former Rookie of the Year – better still is one of the kindest and most generous race instructors that you will find anywhere.

Trent Walko

Instructor

Hailing from a famous racing family, Trent made his own mark in formula car racing campaigning several season in the F2000 Championship Series. Logging numerous race wins, podiums, poles, and fastest laps, Trent provides invaluable feedback for aspiring formula car drivers.

Randy Buck

Instructor

Randy has also been a race director, and continues to offer personal coaching. Randy’s racing career started in the late 80’s in SCCA with a Regional Championship in Formula Vee 1991. He began instructing in 1990 and has taught for every major racing school in the USA. Randy was involved in running the Skip Barber National Championship Series for 12 years helping many of today’s current racers in IndyCar, the Mazda ladder system, and IMSA Sports Car racing begin their careers.

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