FPRS Lead Instructor Johnny Kanavas has over 25 years of competitive driving experience and has raced everything from vintage sportscars to Formula Cars. Johnny K began his career in go-karts and has competed in IMSA, GRAND-AM, World-Challenge, Mazda MX-5 Cup, Vintage Racing, Formula Drift, NASA & SCCA Club and Pro racing, and more with factory, privateer, and his own teams. With a passion for endurance sports car racing, he has raced in many different cars and classes in races ranging from 1 to 25 hours. He’s been a regular competitor in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series and has also worked as a stunt & precision driver for manufacturers, commercials, and TV/film. Through his career, he has been involved in all sides of motorsports - working as a Crew Chief, Mechanic, Fabricator, Team Manager, Race Director, Driver Coach, Strategist, Engineer, Marketer, and of course Driver. Johnny loves teaching his craft and has been instructing, coaching, teaching drivers & racers of all levels & disciplines, manufacturers, military, and racing organizations for over 20 years.
Outside the racecar, Johnny is an avid music fan and drummer.