Professional Driving Coach & Instructor
Devin has vast levels of experience & knowledge in the motorsports industry. Through his time in the sport, Jones has raced just about any kind of car you can think of and won in it. From Karting, stock cars, open wheel formula cars, sports cars and many things in between, Devin knows how to get the most out a machine. He started coaching at an early age in karting, since then he has worked with a number of programs & successful drivers with private coaching services.
Devin has worked for some of the top race tracks & high performance driving programs in the country. Jones has instructed & coached for The Ford Performance Racing School, The BMW Performance Driving School, The Skip Barber Racing School, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Carolina Motorsports Park, B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Driving School, to name a few. Jones has also worked within the industry, once helping run a family-owned team and working within product development at Continental Tire. Jones holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Business Communications.
Jones background gives him the knowledge, skills and abilities to be one of the top-level driving coaches in the country.
In my own words
I have been lucky enough to have driven and raced in just about any situation, I always learn something new every time I get the chance to drive. I can draw back on past experience many times to help me get through any given curve-ball that is thrown my direction. I love being a student of the sport and learning from those around me, I have gotten to work with some of the best coaches in the business that really helped shape me into the driver I am today. With the right guidance, I believe anyone has a chance to become a driver that is elite, as long as they are willing to learn.
I find that coaching is one of the best ways to become a better driver, it makes you think about some of the techniques that may have become habit or second nature. It requires you to go back and explain those things in a way that makes sense to any given driver at a certain experience level. You really have to know your craft to do this well. Any great driver can go out and drive at the limit but it takes a great coach to explain and instruct how to reach the limit.
It’s one thing to instruct someone to go fast, pointing out braking points ect., but after a certain point a driver will need coaching to reach their full potential. Racing is a sport of tenths and the faster you go the harder it will be to find those last bits of time, that’s where I come in and coaching becomes a huge advantage. Racecraft is something that can’t be instructed, it has to be coached with someone that has experience in those situations.
Every driver has different strengths and weaknesses that I can identify and help shape a plan of action during any certain period of time. There is no cookie cutter instruction or plan for anyone, I want to get the most out of you as a driver, while having fun doing it! The most rewarding thing is when you see something click for a driver and improvements are made. One of the favorite quotes, “It doesn’t get easier, you just get faster."