GingerMan Raceway

TRACK COACHES

Juan R Marchand, aka JR has been part of GingerMan since 1997 when he started his motorsports career after graduating from Western Michigan University. He found early success by actually moving to the racetrack in 2002, maintaining racecars for the owner of the track, Daniel Schnitta. He took advantage of using the race track at leisure, progressing his race craft and chassis setup. His accomplishments as a "one man band" racer/mechanic came in 2009 where from he won the Formula Mazda SCCA National Championship RunOffs at Road America. He also has three other podium finishes at RunOffs Championship races to add to his victories and experience.

In 2010 Juan took part on the design and execution of an extension to his home track GingerMan. This was a dream life come true. From his early childhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is fluent in both english and Spanish, also can understand Italian per occasion. Juan has been a driver coach for over a decade and he has the talent and knowledge to help others develop the skills and habits so much needed for the best track experience. JR can bring a lot to the the table, 1-1 or group coaching at the safest race course around, and has the ability to develop your track car as well. Through the use of data recording/ video, lead-follow and drive-along sessions, Juan has been very helpful to other drivers in search of speed and control.

JR Marchand

JR Marchand

phone: 269-788-2570

email: coach@gingermanraceway.com

Bob Ashley is Gingerman Raceway’s resident racing enthusiast and track instructor who has logged over twenty-five thousand laps on our raceway, the safest track in Michigan. Bob has taught novice, intermediate, and advanced drivers how to improve their driving skills as they become safer and faster on our track. If you are new to the sport and need assistance, we suggest exploring the capabilities of your car with Bob as you gain track knowledge and grasp the subtleties of weather conditions, tire adhesion and the nuance of each turn and straightaway on our track.

ADVICE: In advance of any training, it’s best to review the Gingerman Raceway website for information about track layout, flags, and general track etiquette prior to your first meeting. All of the above will also be discussed at mandatory driver’s meeting before the start of each track day.

Bob Ashley’s driving experience includes everything from Miata to McLaren, Mini to Ferrari.

His clients have included:

CGI Motorsports
Rusty Wallace Racing Group
MAMA
Apex Motorsports
Extreme Experience

 

The Dodge Division
SCCA
The Auburn / Duesenberg Asso.
Leadfoot Musclecars
Automobile Magazine
Multiple Private clients

Bob Ashley

Bob Ashley

phone: 616-218-5181

email: radesigner@comcast.net

Chris Post has been instructing with us through a large variety of clubs and on open track days since 2009. After graduating from The University of Michigan and Oakland University, he moved to Traverse City, Michigan, where he co-founded a small nonprofit charter school in 1996. Currently, he is a Physics, Math, and Economics teacher, as well as the IT department and part-time administrator. He tracks a variety of vehicles and has experience in track setup and reliability. He has trained with Ross Bentley. He specializes in keeping first time track drivers calm and safe, but has also worked with more experienced drivers to fine tune using GPS data. Although he is sometimes available for last minute requests, advanced notice is helpful. Call him to check availability at 231-570-0648.

Chris Post

Chris Post

phone: 231-570-0648

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