About Us

About Total Driving Experience

Imagine the thrill of unlimited acceleration in a 405-horsepower Z06 Corvette at Texas Motor Speedway! This, and much more, is what Dawn Stokes had in mind when she founded Texas Driving Experience, an organization dedicated to safe, educational fun.

An avid auto enthusiast, Stokes had always enjoyed participating in high-performance driving schools. The skills and techniques taught by professional drivers gave her a greater understanding of car control and handling. Stokes decided to parlay these skills into creating an environment dedicated to teaching our most "high risk" driving population:  teenagers. In March of 2003, Stokes founded SKILLS, LLC, a program that provides teenage drivers with the behind-the-wheel experience necessary to survive today's dangerous roads.

Recognizing the success of SKILLS, Stokes wanted to reach a broader audience with safe, educational, fun programs. Combining 18 years of experience as a corporate executive and her desire to create better-educated drivers, Stokes developed cutting-edge programs for corporate groups and individuals under the name Texas Driving Experience. Utilizing a fleet of Millennium Yellow Z06 Corvettes, Texas Driving Experience offers extreme racecar Rides and Drives, results-oriented Corporate Team Building, Fleet Safety Programs, and the SKILLS for Life Teen School.

Since its inception, Texas Driving Experience has educated thousands of drivers and corporate groups, such as Frito Lay, Chesapeake, IBM, Microsoft, UPS, Centex Construction and Capital One. Today, Texas Driving Experience remains passionate about producing safer, more prepared drivers through its exhilarating programs.