The ABRS Team
Allen Berg - President & Chief Instructor
Allen Berg is a retired professional race driver from Calgary, Canada. His experience includes Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Three, Formula Atlantic, Sport Prototypes and Touring Cars.
His personal experience, gained in driving and running his own team, Scuadra Fortia in the North American Toyota Atlantic Series gave him a thorough understanding of how the business of modern motor racing works. Berg also acted as in administrative capacity in organizing the very popular Formula Renault racing series in his home country.
Berg, who ranks among Canada's top racing personalities, won the Formula Pacific Tasman Championship, won at Silverstone against Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle in perhaps the greatest year ever in British Formula 3, and qualified for nine starts in F1, a record bettered among his countrymen only by Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve.
For three years Berg was the Chief Instructor for BMW Mexico in their "Fahrer Training" program, and prior to that, worked as Instructor for the Derek Daly Racing Academy, Skip Barber Racing School, and the Mosport Racing School. He also served as Chief Instructor for the Calgary Sports Car Club in its basic competition license school, where he oversaw the instruction and evaluation of up to 70 drivers per program.
His newest effort is to bring this world-class formula car driving school to the United States "We are very excited about bringing our school to California," said Berg. "We're committed to offering the best formula car training in the best equipment. And, now being able to do that at some of racing's premier facilities is opportunity that we take very seriously."
Lu Bergandi - Operations Manager
Cameron Parsons - Formula Car Instructor
Coming from a family with a strong background in racing, Cameron has always been surrounded by cars and motorsports. He started racing go karts at just 11 years old. He quickly moved up the levels, taking with him a championship, multiple podium season finishes, and track records. When he was 16, Cameron began racing the world renowned 125cc ICC Shifter class, taking championships and other high finishes in the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup West series and in Pro Kart Challenge, which boasted some of the largest karting events in the country.
In 2009 Cameron ran a Formula Mazda in the Formula Car Challenge series taking 4th in the points championship in his first season. In the next two seasons (2010, 2011), he followed up his performance with a 1st and a 3rd in the points championship. He continues to race formula cars while he is currently transitioning into professional touring car racing.
Off the track, Cameron has been highly active in his studies, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems in 2010. He also completed his Master of Science degree in Information Technology in 2013.
Chris Brown - Data Acquisition Engineer
Eric Clements - Instructor
Like almost every other top racing professional, Eric Clements was an adrenaline junkie right from birth.
Apart from working with ABRS, Eric competes in both SCCA Solo and ProSolo events with many National tour and ProSolo wins and championships. Eric was also the 2010-2012 SCCA Solo nationals event chairman.
In his own words: "I love racing and I love teaching racing. Really what I do is more like coaching, I offer our students a few basics and then watch to see who really 'gets it'. Natural talent in racing is great, but attitude and desire are very strong success markers for top drivers. It's amazing how many people we've seen who've found out what they really have for the competition. It's a wonderful journey for both teacher and student that's always full of surprises and achievement."
Juan (Johnny) Bergandi - Instructor
Steve Lepper - Instructor
Jon Clements - Instructor & Video Controller
Alan Lau - Photographer & Assistant Data Acquisition Engineer
Alan Lau has been a driving enthusiast ever since he earned his driver's license. He developed his car control enthusiasm on some winding roads and tracks in Southern California. He is a deep believer in "the first modification to a car is to modify the driver." He never stops finding ways to improve his driving skill and to get himself prepared for a chance to get into racing.
During the weekends, Alan can be found organizing, leading, and photographing highly attended Sunday drive events.
Currently, Alan is working his way to get his engineering degree from California State University Northridge. Outside of school and Sunday drives, he is a freelance photographer.
You can check out his work on his online portfolio at: http://fearrange.smugmug.com/