Mike started playing with mini-bikes when he was 14 years old, and immediately joined the local scrambles scene. Soon after he went motocross racing and enjoyed many wins at his local track.
After moving up, Mike realized that he didn’t quite have what it took to win at the pro level, but his love for the sport kept him fully occupied as a team manager and mentor to many pro riders.
Mike remained involved in competitive pro motocross until 2006 when he decided it was time for a change. He dabbled with a Viper at HPDE track days, but one day a wise old man suggested he put aside the Viper for a few minutes and try out one of his Spec Miata’s. One session later and Mike was hooked. It was everything he had ever wanted from a race car and two weeks later the Viper was gone.
True to form, Mike started tinkering with his engine and soon was building engines and cars for customers. Less than 6 years later Mike has built hundreds of Spec Miata Engines for a wide range of customers, as well as many Spec Miata race cars for himself and his friends as well.