The staff at the Penguin Racing School takes a lot of pride in helping each of students personally. They come from all different riding and racing backgrounds, but most of them are either current or former championship-winning racers. We have taken the time to introduce you to a few of our key instructors. During the course of a Penguin Racing School day we have as many as 25 instructors to work with our students. These instructors are selected from an extremely talented pool of CCS riders based upon their riding ability, experience and most importantly their willingness to spend time with our students. We sincerely hope you enjoy your experience at the Penguin Racing School, and welcome any feedback you have after your time with us.
|Eric Wood has been the head instructor for the Penguin Racing School advanced course since 1994. He brings two decades of national racing experience together with a background in mechanical engineering to provide keen insights for motorcycle riders of all levels. His riding experience ranges from AMA Superbikes to vintage bikes and everything in between. Eric has won three national racing championships and accumulated 5 wins at the AMA national level. He has won dozens of regional and national CCS championships and set track records at several venues around the country. His unique instructing style is effective in making complex concepts easy to understand and has proven very successful in raising rider confidence levels.|
Steve Nogueira has been with the Penguin Racing School for nearly three decades. He is a multi time CCS expert champion and spent several years racing the AMA as a top 10 privateer rider in 600 and 750 Supersport. Steve brings this valuable experience to the Penguin Racing School and loves to work one on one with students during the afternoon portion of every school. Steve serves as the lead basic instructor for all of our NHMS schools.
|Jeff Gray is an Expert racer with CCS/NEMRR and a accomplished engineer and an experienced educator in his professional life. Jeff is highly skilled at looked at complex sport like motorcycle road racing and breaking them down in ways that lead to big improvements for track day riders. Jeff is also the founder of Data Driven Coaching, an innovative new system that uses special pressure sensors to measure and record the exact inputs riders are giving their motorcycles. This system will help riders and coaches quickly identify changes that need to be made and are designed to rapidly accelerate progress with body position and inputs. Students interested in this program can try it out at any of our NHMS dates - just come see Jeff!|
Scott Greenwood has been helping to lead Penguin classrooms since 2010. Scott's teaching style has proven to be highly effective in taking high level techniques and explaining them in ways that allow track day riders to apply them. He has over 20 years of racing experience that includes an ASRA Sportbike national championship, numerous top 10 AMA Superbike finishes and 100+ LRRS and NEMRR championships. In addition, Scott has mentored several younger riders during his career and brings immense experience and expertise to Penguin.
Steve Aspland has been working with the Penguin Racing School since the late 70's, and brings a wealth of experience with him. He has raced nearly every class of motorcycle under the sun and continues to ride modern GP bikes to this day. Steve is the key to the organization aspect of the Penguin School and does a great job to keep every school day running smoothly and efficiently. With his championship winning race resume, his experience developing young talent with USGRPU and his key roles over the years running racing in the Northeast, Steve has a lot to offer Penguin students.
Skip Kelleher is a highly experienced expert class racer at NEMRR and coordinates the afternoon instruction for Penguin. He is a fantastic communicator and spends most afternoon riding 1 on 1 with our students. Skip is a friendly face who can really take what he sees and articulate easy ways to make improvements. He's a fantastic asset for Penguin and all of our students!
Dana Temple has been with Penguin for nearly 20 years. Dana i an charge of of the Penguin rental fleet and spends a lot of time coaching the Penguin rental bike customers. Dana is a very fast expert racer who really understands body position and how to make the bike flow effortlessly around the racetrack. He is always in the Penguin garage during the afternoon riding sessions and is a real hidden gem for anyone looking for advice or some 1 on 1 riding tips. He also makes some fantastic scallops on certain Friday nights!
John Grush is a former AMA pro who joined the Penguin School staff several years ago. He recently took over NEMRR and is growing the road racing community in the Northeast. John is a former factory supported road racer who raced as a professional in the 80's and also spent several years skiing at the World Championship level. He brings a unique perspective as someone who has personal experience working with world class athletes and has a keen understanding of the mental side of top level performance.
Other Notable Penguin Coaches
Rick Doucette - Current #1 plate holder and winningest rider is LRRS / NEMRR history with over 100 expert class championships
Ben Gloddy - Penguin Mentor student turned multi-time Moto America Race (Junior Cup) winner
Teagg Hobbs - Penguin Mentor student turned multi-time Moto America Race (Twins Cup) winner
Shane Narbonne - Moto America race winner and multi time LRRS champion and AMA National Race winner