Mike, quite simply, is a born and bred drag racer.
When he puts on his helmet it will be a respite from a hectic year as senior vice president for Don Schumacher Racing and board member for his family’s Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa.
In the past year, Mike successfully battled a serious health issue while guiding the expansion of DSR headquarters outside of Indianapolis, a 145,000-square-foot operation he helped build in 2006 after joining DSR four years earlier.
Most recently, he assisted in the addition of an eighth nitro team at DSR, an organization that has won 18 out of a possible 36 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series titles this season.
In his previous life among other directions in his career he was the GM of IRP..Indianapolis Raceway Park now known as Lucas Oil Raceway and was president of PRO the professional drivers association formed with teams, drivers and NHRA to make the sport safer and provide more racing excitement.
And course what free time he has is devoted to his wife, Vicki, two daughters and four grandchildren.