Team

TEAM
TEAM

Danny Bullock | Chief Instructor

Danny’s passion for motorsports started at a young age when he took his first racing class at the age of 14. He began his career with the School in March of 1998 and has been an Instructor since August of 2000. Originally hailing from New Jersey, Danny made his way out west and has resided in Arizona for more than 23 years. 

From Danny’s inaugural race in 1999 he has since competed in Touring Cars in the Southwest with the National Auto Sport Association, ProAutoSports Association, and has also competed nationally in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge. His biggest accomplishments in that time period were a 2nd place podium in the 2002 ProAutosports Spec 7 Class Championship and a 1st place podium in the 2004 ProAutosports Super 7 Class Championship. 

Circa 2009, Danny expanded his racing arsenal when he began his venture on two wheels, road racing motorcycles in the greater Southwest region. From there he went on to compete in the Championship Cup Series, the CVMA, the Desert Road Racing Organization Series, and the Middle-Weight Super Sport and Middle-Weight Formula Categories. 

Danny’s driving experience includes a wealth of racing knowledge he has earned from his decades of instructing. Similarly, as an internationally certified MSF Instructor, Danny’s skillset expands into numerous manufacturer training programs, the film and television industry, and private coaching at an array of different levels.

Willliam Hawkins | Lead Instructor

William’s racing career began in 1980. His first taste of competition started in kart racing with the 100cc Junior Formula Class. From there, William then pursued a racing career in the International Kart Federation (IKF/WIKF) where he was very successful.

As Hawkins continued in his career, his experience carried him into SCCA Regional Autocrossing and Roadracing. This opportunity segued William into driving 360 Sprint Cars in the USAC Series.

When it comes to precision driving, Hawkins thrives. He has had extensive experience in the film and television industry as well as in private coaching. Not only does he have an incredible amount of racing knowledge, but he also carries the ability to communicate those techniques to any driver no matter their level of experience.

William started with The School in March of 1998, initially being recruited as the Chief Instructor for the Company’s first ever Karting School. Since then, he has etched his way into becoming a key instructor here at Radford Racing School.

Will Parker | Lead Instructor

Parker’s career began over 25 years ago when he first competed in Shifter Kart Racing. Starting with the 125cc Shifter Kart Class, Parker raced in the Super Karts USA Pro tour (SKUSA) as well as in the International Kart Federation Series (IKF).

As Parker’s calling began to take off, he then transitioned his racing career from karting to Sportscar racing. From there he joined SCCA Pro and competed in their regional racing series in the Improved Touring B Category. Parker has competed in numerous races with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and the Vintage Auto Racing Association (VARA) where he was extremely successful with numerous wins and podiums.

Will Parker brings to the school a level of passion and commitment that only comes with a quarter century’s worth of experience. His skillful driving ability paired with his charisma have become a staple here at the school and has greatly attributed to the school’s success.

As a precision driver, Parker too has worked in the television and film industry as well as private coaching. Parker’s attitude and knowledge have helped educate thousands of Radford Racing School graduates.

Rob Knipe | Lead Instructor

Originally from Motor City, Rob began his racing career in Detroit, Michigan in the early 1990’s. Rob is an extremely seasoned instructor and his experience behind the wheel includes competing in the Skip Barber Racing Series, the SCCA Pro Series, the Barber Pro Series, MRS and Ice Racing. From the SBRA to Ice Racing, Rob Knipe was tremendously successful with multiple wins and podium finishes.

As Rob’s career began to take off, he began to see more competition behind the wheel as he participated in Shifter Kart racing. Through karting, Rob segued into Formula racing and has become one of the lead instructors in our Formula Racing Curriculum. Additional accomplishments include competition driving of Touring Cars, IROC Stock Cars, and GTS Sportscars.

Knipe started at Radford Racing School in January of 2010 and since then he has been on board as one of our essential Racing Instructors. Rob brings with him an exceptional understanding of the fundamentals of Racing from vision to car control.

Tyler Tibbitts | Lead Instructor

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Tyler Tibbitts has built quite the racing resume in North America. As a young boy growing up in various states such as Colorado, Utah, Texas, and Arizona the one thing that remained constant was his love for racing.

Tyler’s career began at 12 years old when he was introduced to the karting scene in Houston, Texas. As his karting career progressed, so did his love for the sport, which inevitably led him to getting behind the wheel of anything he could. Tibbitts eventually garnered national recognition by placing in the national top 15 for Shifter Kart Racing. Aside from that Tyler has won karting championships in both Utah and Colorado.

As Tyler progressed from karting to other categories of racing he found success competing in multiple racing series’ such as SCCA, National Auto Sport Association, the World Racing League, and the American Endurance Championship piloting nameplates such as Chevy Camaro, Porsche, and Ford Mustang.

Additionally, Tyler has spent time in open-wheel Formula Mazda’s at a competitive level as well as being contracted in the film and television industry as a stunt driver.

Lastly, Tibbitts joined the Radford Racing School team in January of 2015 and has been firing on all cylinders since. Tyler’s ability to translate his knowledge as effectively as he drives is why he continues to be an integral piece of our team here in Chandler.

BJ Zacharias | Lead Instructor

BJ is one of the most accomplished racers we have instructing at the school. BJ began in SCCA club racing in 1993. BJ began working on a team by trading wrench time for seat time and eventually became a regular driver for that team in a Spec-Racer Renault.

In 1996 BJ was one of twenty-five individuals selected to the Team Green Academy (1 of only 2 that came from amateur racing) and from there he made the final 5 shootout. In 1997 BJ campaigned both Spec Racer Ford and Formula Continental (F2000) in SCCA. Additionally, he qualified on pole in the SRF at the Valvoline Runoffs and qualified 2nd in FC and won the SCCA National Championship.

BJ started working at Radford Racing School in 2017, as a part-time instructor and as of 2020 he has come aboard full time as one of our most requested instructors. BJ carries with him a level of knowledge in racing that only comes from years of first-hand experience. Anyone who takes instruction under BJ is sure to come away with a surplus of racing tips and instruction.

BJ’s racing accolades include: 1997: Team Green Invitee; 1998: Formula Atlantic SCCA National Champion; 1999: Tested for Redman; Bright in UK; Italy 2000-2015 turned to Endurance and Sports Car Racing; Grand AM; ALMS; FIA World Sports Car Series; Grand Am Cup; Koni Challenge; Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series.

BJ’s racing highlights include: 2012-2015: Doran Racing Continental Tire Nissan 370Z lead driver;  2011: Doran Racing Continental Tire BMW 128 driver; 2009: Rolex 24 Hour Daytona GT 3rd; 2007: Rolex 24 Hour Daytona prototype 8th; 2003-2005: Schuitmaker Motorsports 350Z driver; Grand Am GT winner Mid Ohio; 2002: Daytona 24 hours 4th GT; ACEMCO Grand Am GT driver; ALMS GT winner Mid Ohio; Porsche World Cup points 10th; 2000: Tampoli SRP2 FIA winner Daytona/Road America; 2001: Daytona 24 hour SRP2 podium.