Les A. Betchner
Professional Driving Coach, Precision Driver and Facilitator
Accomplished, professional, road racer with a record of achievement in competitive open wheel and sedan racing.
Executive Protection • Forward and Reverse 180’s • Accident Avoidance • Skid Control • Drifting
Line Technique • Heel Toe Down Shifting • Extreme Car Control • Handling Ovals
Street Driving Skills • Cornering Technique • Off-Line Passing • Reading Track Configurations
Straight Line Braking • Trail Braking • Autocross • Facilitation • Drafting • 90 Degree Slide In’s
Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Chandler, AZ 1990–2011
Over 20 years of racing and precision driving expertise; in depth experience in facilitation of all levels of road racing, high performance, military, teen and street driving courses. Extensive knowledge in track set-up, event organization, and safety protocol. Instruction has varied from one-on-one coaching to small groups and large corporate events with student audiences consisting of competitive NASCAR, Indy and Rolex series professionals to Navy SEALS, and celebrity and novice racers to teen drivers. Vast experience in Formula Ford, Formula Mazda, Toyota Atlantic, Radicals, Lamborghini, Porsche Carrera GT, Spiker, Aston Martin DBS, Bentley, Ford GT, Ferrari, Bugatti, Audi R-8, Corvette ZR1, Cadillac CTS, Ford Mustangs as well as Tag and Shifter Karts.
Precision Dynamics, Jackson Dawson, AMCI 1994 – Present
Product Specialist, Course Designer, Facilitator, Pro-Driver
Set-up of outdoor road courses for product demonstration/driving events for new car product launches. Facilitate training sessions that include static classroom demos and active street driving events. Target audiences include both new car sales associates and consumers. Major focus on supporting brand image and target selling for the specified product; Lexus, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche. Ford, Cadillac, Dodge, Toyota, Pontiac and Audi.
Jackson Dawson, Detroit MI. 2016 Heavy duty Ford fleet show.
Apex Events, LLC, Lake Forest, CA 2013-Present
Pro-driver and product specialist for the 2014 BMW X-5 launch. Set-up of outdoor road courses for product demonstration/driving events for new car product launches. Facilitate training sessions that include static classroom demos and active street driving events.
2016 Lexus Fleet Launch, L.A. Auto Show
Automotive Training Solutions, Rockwell TX. 2016 Toyota Tacoma launch. Gulf states Toyota
Xperience, Detroit MI. 2016 Ford Eco Boost tour
ProFormance, Chandler AZ. 2013 – Present. DSFL, Midwest five state summer tour for teen driving. Pro-driver and facilitator for various teen safe driving programs that Ford motor co-sponsors, under the name, Ford Driving Skills For Life.
Aero Management Group, Phoenix, AZ. 2016 BF Goodrich tire program.
Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 2014
Precision driver, Lamborghini hot lap program, 4K Hi Def Gimbal test
Hanson Productions, Irvine, CA 2014- Present
Precision driver for 2015 Subaru WRX at Detroit Auto Show
Precision driver for 2015 Subaru Outback at New York Auto Show
Automatik, Chandler, AZ 2013-Present
Pro-driver and product specialist for the 2014 Lexus IS tour.
Facilitated in dealership training and product demonstration/driving events.
2016 Toyota Prius launch. Austin Texas, Circuit of the Americas
Texas Driving Experience, Fort Worth, TX 2011-2013
Pro-driver for the IROC stock car hot lap oval programs and hospitality events located at Texas Motor Speedway.
AMCI, Marina Del Ray, CA 2012- Present
Precision driver and product information specialist for the 2012 Toyota lineup including Scion, Prius, Tundra and Camry.
Premier Event Services, Steamboat Springs CO 2011-Present
Driver for various events: Ferrari track event, hot laps, new car introduction Porsche, and consumer event.
2011-Historic Motor Sports Association, driver
2007-Precision driver in the box office hit “The Kingdom”
2003-Precision driver in Hyundai Japan, commercial
2002-Precision driver for Lexus brochure
2000-ASA DELCO Challenge Stock Car Series, driver