After 18 years in Professional Auto
Racing and/or instructing driving enthusiasts, George Csanadi has earned the
respect of other racers and his clients. In both capacities as driver-racer and
instructor, he has competed in most car clubs and racing organizations such as:
IMSA, Grand-Am, SCCA, PBOC, PCA, and BMWCCA. He has successfully competed at
some of the world's most famous road courses. These include Daytona
International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio,
and Watkins Glen International.
In 1996, George trained a
14 year-old girl transitioning from racing Karts to racing cars. Today, the
world knows her as Danica Patrick,
the only woman to win an Indy
Car race and one of the highest-paid female sports figures in the world.
A native of Budapest, Hungary, George moved to
Florida in 1985 and within a few years entered the exciting world of
high-performance driving. He subsequently founded GCS Performance Driving
Academy where he
teaches drivers how to
turn their fantasies into reality: to command
their high-performance, high horsepower
vehicles the way they were designed to be drivenâ€¦safely, but at speed on
some of the nation's greatest tracks. He offers full-day exhilarating
driving experiences to such fortunate car owners.
U.S. licensing and training requirements are
the lowest in the civilized world. As a result, 36% of the deaths of 15-19
yr-olds result from 'driver error.'
At his affiliate, GCS Driving Academy, George teaches defensive driving
techniques in a program to greatly improve the level of awareness and
performance of new teen drivers. The hundreds of thousands of often
disabling or fatal accidents are largely avoidable with significantly
improved training. George has made that his goal.
Parents who spend
thousands on dance lessons or tennis rarely invest more than a hundred
dollars or so in their child's ability to 'stay alive' while driving a 3500
lb lethal weapon, with distractions, on crowded roads. Nearly every
'licensed professional' requires periodic CE (Continuing Education)
requirements in order to retain those licenses but not so for licensed
drivers. Fully one driver in five is 'unsafe' to share our roads. Mr.
Csanadi believes in equipping young drivers with key skills early on before
they learn, and practice, unsafe habits.
George Csanadi as a true 'Driver for all seasons' has mastered the ability
to translate high-performance driving skills into everyday defensive street
driving; or provide the driving enthusiast that 'once-in-a-lifetime' driving
experience his/her car can handle but he or she can't.