At 12 years old Michael raced his first full size Chevy Camaro sportsmen car. He competed as the youngest driver ever to race at Owosso Speedway on a 3/8 mile track in Owosso Michigan. Weekly he worked on honing his driving skills from a quarter midget to a full size car. Michael earned 5th place overall in the season, and won Rookie of the Year!
Age: 14 ( November 22, 2002)
Hometown: Ortonville, MI
Years Racing: 9
Michael decided to travel and race with the Jegs/Cra Allstar in 2016. He was the youngest driver on the tour. He finished 2nd in Rookies and placed 7th overall.
At 11 years old Michael decided to race for the USAC Gen-Next National Pavement Championship. He raced in California ,Arizona, and completed the western swing in Texas. From there he went to Tennessee , North Carolina, Indiana, New york, and Michigan.
Due to a motorcycle accident he was not able to run the last race in Columbus, Ohio. Going into the last race he was still able to hang onto 2nd place in the Light 160, 3rd in Sr. Animal, and 4th in Light AA. Despite his unfortunate motorcycle accident, Michael was the winner of both East & West Coast Lt. 160 Championships.
Michael competed in six midwest thunder races and won all six. The midwest thunder series is considered some of the toughest racing in the nation. Michael finished with 8 wins, 17 podiums, and 24 top fives.
MMRA Light 160 Champion
MMRA Light World Formula Champion
TriCity race series Lt 160 Champion
TriCity race series Lt World Formula 2nd place
2013 Male Driver of the Year
16 Feature Wins