Nationally-renown professional driving instructor Jeffrey “Homer” Stillwell has travelled the country training students and instructors alike on the strategies and techniques employed in avoiding, escaping, and surviving Emergency Driving conditions.
Research began on the development of the “Accident Avoidance Workshops” when Jeffrey Kendric Stillwell founded Stillwell Racing Enterprises Inc. in 1994.
Sometimes referred to as “Scared-Straight for cars”, Stillwell has trained thousands of students and parents alike from Washington D.C. to Arizona. He has been contracted by a variety of teen driving safety-focused companies and foundations to teach teen driving, and has even conducted vehicle handling training programs at Bristol Motor Speedway. Stillwell was also sought out to offer consultation services in the development of the National Defensive Driving Academy of Arizona, and was keynote speaker at the 2011 Southeastern Safety Conference in Kingsport, Tn.
Vehicle Handling Background:
Stillwell spent many years as a Suspension System Analyst / Vehicle Handling Specialist at the world headquarters for Carerra Racing Shocks in Atlanta, GA. From designing suspension systems for race cars and street rods, to working directly with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. to improve suspension systems on high-speed pursuit vehicles, Stillwell’s passion for cars is only surpassed by his abilities in communicating with teen drivers.
Referred to affectionately as “Uncle Homer” by both students and parents, Stillwell has clearly found his "calling". Everyone completing this program will have a new, healthier outlook on driving and the students will actually look forward to practicing and mastering the techniques Stillwell teaches. (See customer testimonials)
Crew Chief: Sports Car Club of America / Fred Gale’s GT1 Camaro / Jacksonville, FL
15 years experience in the automotive parts industry.
NASCAR Mechanic’s License: 1987
Track Announcer Bristol Motor Speedway
Stillwell then returned to school and changed majors and completed his degree in Mathematics, with focus on secondary education to further study accident reconstruction and better-relate to the audience he serves.