About Us

Steven Sugg

Performance Driving Experience (PDE) is owned and operated by Steven Sugg.

Steve’s been doing HPDE events at Road Atlanta, Roebling Road Raceway, Atlanta Motorsports Park, and other tracks for about 10 years.

He is a PCA and NASA certified instructor and, although he loves to drive, his real passion is teaching other drivers how to safely navigate their cars around a race track and shepherding their progress through the various skills and techniques to allow them to achieve their motorsports goals.

Whether a student is at the track for a one-time “bucket list” event, or taking up HPDE events as a weekend hobby, or even has aspirations of pursuing a career as a professional race car driver, Steve enjoys the challenge of transferring his knowledge of high performance driving to the students to help them get the most of our their time on track.

Second only to safety, Steve’s goal for each student is for them to enjoy the experience and leave the event a better driver than when they arrived.


Dan Buckle

danDan brings a wealth of on track experience to PDE. He has been with Dave Auer for the last five years acting as Lead Instructor to Chief Steward of events.  His approachable personality is contagious and Dan does a great job balancing fun at the track with safety. Here is a brief resume:

  • Resides in Matthews, NC
  • Racing and Driving since 1995
  • NASA/SCCA/CHUMPCAR Racecar Driver
  • Lead Instructor and Chief Steward for PDE
  • Professional Driving Instructor for BFGoodrich, Michelin, Ford,
  • Performance Racing School, Jackson Motorsports Group
  • Tactical Driving Instructor for Military and Government Groups

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