James has been a member and Chief Instructor for MSR Houston from almost the beginning. He has been appointed as Director but continues as Chief Instructor. James is also an active SCCA National Club Racer in multiple classes.
Sydney Davis YagelDirector of Driving Program
Sydney has been with MSR Houston since 2007, starting out first as an instructor and then joining the track full time doing marketing and public relations. She continues to instruct and manage the schools. Sydney is also an active SCCA National Club Racer in E Production.
Wes CunninghamLead Instructor
Wes is an instructor (in both the classroom and on-track) at MSR Houston, where he has been a member since 2005. He has been competing in SCCA club racing events since 1989 in both open-wheel and closed-wheel classes. Wes is an active national competitor in Formula Ford.
David MartinezDriving Coach & Racing Instructor
After years of driving at the highest levels of motorsports, David is a successful team director, mentor, and coach to help groom young, up-and-coming talented drivers to reach the same levels, including Formula 1. Because David is currently working drivers in premier series all over the world, he is always aware of the latest driving techniques to help drivers excel.
Michael MillsDriving Coach & Racing Instructor
Michael is a founding member and joined the staff in 2007. He oversees the operations of the facility and building construction, and is a racing instructor. Michael has won national championships on two wheels, and was the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge GT-A Champion in a Porsche 997 GT3R.
He is an accomplished SCCA National Club Racer and currently competes in the Pirelli World Challenge Series in a TC Mazda MX-5. Austin is also a graduate of MSR Houston’s Competition License School.
Chad started racing with Skip Barber and has since participated in SCCA, NASA, HSR and PCA events across the country. He uses his experience from tracks such as Laguna Seca and Sebring for both private and corporate instruction.
After spending 32 years in law enforcement, Sgt. Ken Hiebert retired from the Texas DPS to take up track driving and racing. Ken specialized in basic driving instruction for recruits and advanced driving instruction for veteran troopers.
James has spent almost 30 years training professional athletes, including Houston Ballet, and the Texans. In addition he has advanced degrees in sport psychology and motor learning and is enjoying transferring his training techniques to racers.