Cliff Mitchell drives the #17 Thunder
Stock Class car. He lives in St.Petersburg, FLA. His home
track is Citrus County Speedway but he can also be found racing at
He started racing in 1981 in the Go-Karts
Class at Accord Speedway in N.Y. because he had always wanted a race car
and to race. His first win was that same year. Career
highlights include: 1989 International Karting Federation National
Champion 1984 - 1990 Points Champion Accord Speedway 1996 and 1997
Woodleaf Speedway Points Champion.
The thrill of racing for Cliff is going
fast. His most exciting racing moment was finishing 3rd at a race in
Syracuse NY at Super Dirt Week. He's most proud of his International
Tony Stewart is Cliff's racing hero.
Of racing, Cliff says, "If you can't race
it or take it to bed, it ain't worth having!".