The Team - Team O'Neil Rally School

Our team of professional driving instructors will give you the most entertaining and educational performance driving experience available anywhere.  With many racing championships under their belt in varying disciplines, our team has also been through extensive instructor training courses and are ready to teach you the skills you’re looking for in a laid-back, fun environment.

Founder

Tim O’Neil

Tim O’Neil
Founder & Partner

Tim O’Neil has won five production-based US and North American Rally Championships. Tim was a factory driver for Volkswagen and Mitsubishi through the late 80s and early 90s, and drove for the official Air Force Reserve team in the early 2000s. Tim earned a reputation for his driving skill early on in his career, beating many (and often all) of the Open Class teams with two-wheel-drive cars. He is also one of the very few American drivers to have competed internationally.

Through the mid-90s, Tim worked with a number of manufacturers teaching advanced driving techniques and launching new products. He also instructed over 3,000 students at driving schools in the United States, England, Scotland, and Wales. In 1997, Tim opened the Team O’Neil Rally School with the vision of building the best driving school in the world.

Tim is now partially retired, and works directly with our management to develop our curriculum and schedules, trains our instructors, and continues to oversee operations at the school, constantly refining and adapting the curriculum to stay current with the times.

Instructors

Chris Rennie

Chris Rennie
Operations Manager

One of our veteran instructors, Chris has been with Team O’Neil since ’09. From leading courses here at Team O’Neil to managing our road network and trail systems, Chris has been a huge asset to the team. Chris also grooms ski trails at Cannon Mountain and has worked for many years with the White Mountain National Forest.

Brent Trail

Brent Trail
Lead Instructor

Brent competes in Spartan races on the national level, and is one of the top ranked racers. In the past he competed nationally in Rally Cross in his ’91 Honda CRX. Brent has been with Team O’Neil since 2012.

Chris Komar

Chris Komar
Instructor

Chris has been with Team O’Neil since ’02 and is one of our veteran instructors. He’s also one of the top race mechanics in the US, and travels the world with Subaru Rally Team USA and Global Rallycross.

Alan Moody

Alan Moody
Instructor

Alan has competed successfully in many different kinds of auto racing, and has been working with Team O’Neil off and on for around eight years. Alan also helps to coordinate and instruct at our Drift Schools.

Tom Peplinski

Tom Peplinski
Instructor

Tom spent many years in the ski industry designing and building terrain parks at Loon Mountain and Waterville Valley. He’s now one of our top instructors and has won many autoX events including a SCCNH Championship. Tom also helps to coordinate and instruct at our Drift Schools.

Jamie Philippe

Jamie Philippe
Instructor

Jamie joined Team O’Neil in ’17. As a former Team O’Neil student, Jamie has firsthand experience being on the receiving end of our instruction. Jamie’s background includes experience as a lift mechanic and operations supervisor at New England ski areas.

Jarred Ainsworth

Jarred Ainsworth
Instructor

Jarred has been working with Team O’Neil in several roles since 2012. He has driven race trailers all across North America, as well as servicing both race and school cars. His personal racing experience includes racing cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles.

Jacob Serino

Jacob Serino
Instructor

Jacob has been with Team O’Neil since 2014, and comes from a varied background including several years of professional driving for the US Ski Team as they tackled the World Cup series all across Europe. Jake is valued member of our full-time instructor team here at the Rally School, and looks forward to competing in rally events in the future.

Allen Welch

Allen Welch
Part-time Instructor

Allen comes to us after a long career in law enforcement and has been instructing professionally for many years. He’s also an expert canine trainer and plays bagpipes with NH Pipes and Drums, who recently opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jamie Beliveau

Jamie Beliveau
Instructor

Jamie joined Team O’Neil in 2021. Jamie has been working on, and racing rally cars for over 15 years. His experience includes everything from local rallycrosses and rallysprints, to national level rallies and racing up Mt. Washington in his signature VW Golf.

Administration

Travis Hanson

Travis Hanson
Director of Operations

Travis is in charge of all courses and instructors here at the Rally School, and has been with the team since ’07. He’s been racing successfully since ’05 and is the only driver to ever win a rally Overall with a Super Production car, is a National Rally Champion, and has competed in the X-Games several times.

Chris Cyr

Chris Cyr
CEO & Partner

Chris has been in charge of operations and business development here at the rally school for five years. He’s been instrumental in forming partnerships, managing course operations, securing contracts, and works directly with Tim O’Neil to develop Team O’Neil into the safest, most fun, and most instructive performance driving school in the world.

Karl Stone

Karl Stone
Business Manager

Karl joined Team O’Neil in 2016. His background includes promoting skiing and tourism in New Hampshire. He grew up around motorsports and has enjoyed attending rallies for 20 years.

Kou Vang

Kou Vang
Marketing Strategist

Kou joined Team O’Neil with a background in apparel and footwear marketing, including experience with social media, event activation and developing/executing strategic marketing plans. His love for motorsports and automobiles includes everything from gaming to his tuned WRX.

Drew Crowley

Drew Crowley
Marketing Assistant

Drew started working at Team O’Neil in 2020. He is involved with many different aspects of Team O’Neil operations including creating social media content, producing YouTube videos and instructing. Drew is currently a student at the University of New Hampshire and has been an avid rally and off road enthusiast his entire life.

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