Jack Joyner began his motorsports career in 1996 and has been an integral part of the motorsports community in Alabama. Jack founded the Heart of Dixie Chapter BMW Car Club of America in 1998, and has served every board position available. He currently holds the title of Chief Instructor for the Heart of Dixie Chapter and has served in that position since 2004. He is also the National Driving Events Chairman for BMW Car Club of America.
Jack started racing SCCA solo events and quickly moved up to driver’s education events in 1998. After 3 weekends of driver schools decided it was time to race and got his SCCA Race license. Jack began instructing in 2003 in conjunction with the opening of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham Alabama. He has held amateur racing licenses with BMW CCA, SCCA and PBOC and raced until 2006. As the Chief Instructor for Heart of Dixie he has hosted and organized 11 years of driver’s schools and also ran events for Audi Club and Saleen Club of America. Jack professionally instructs with the Porsche Sport Driving School and the Mercedes Brand Immersion Experience, both at Barber Motorsports Park.
In 2013 he helped instruct at his first Tire Rack Street Survival® program and has been an advocate ever since. He currently organizes and runs 3 to 4 schools a year in conjunction with the Alabama Region Porsche Club of America.
Jack resides in Birmingham, Alabama and is a salesman for an Industrial Manufacturing company. He has two children and a wife of 20 years. He spends many of his weekends at the track, teaching classroom or instructing, to help promote safe, fun, and educational events.
5 QUESTIONS WITH AN AMBASSADOR
1) What do you consider to be the single greatest advancement in motorsport safety in the last 50 years?
The HANS Device.
2) You can either implement one new motorsport rule or get rid of an existing one. Which option do you choose and what rule would it be?
I would implement a rule based on risk factors when not going in the proper direction. All tracks must be run in the manner in which they were designed, regardless of car, driver or ability.
3) What is your favorite racing circuit and why?
Road Atlanta, if you get it right it is very fast and a ton of fun. And when you do it right you can still scare yourself.
4) Who is your hero?
I believe people are people, some do the right thing and some don't. It is hard for me to think of a hero when we all have the ability to be great, we just have to make good decisions.
5) What do you hope to accomplish as an MSF Ambassador?
My goal is to educate the motorsports community on limiting the risk factors associated with our sport. The more knowledge we have, the better choices we can make, limiting the risk factors of such a wonderful sport.