Mike VanderMark Jr.
Mike VanderMark Jr. drives the #26
Modified Class car. His home track is Crystal Motor Speedway but he
can also be found racing at Thunderbird Speedway, Orleans Raceway and
Mid-Michigan Speedway. He lives in Sandlake, MI.
Team members helping Mike are:
Dad, Cassie, Jay, Myron, and Bryant.
Mike started racing in 2004 in the
Street Stock Class at Mid Michigan Speedway because his Dad always raced
and other family members also. Mike's first win was in 2004 in the
Street Stock Class at Crystal Motor Speedway.
include '05 Crystal Motor Speedway Rookie of the Year, Track Runner Up
most wins in Street Stock, '06 Crystal Motor Speedway Mid Season
Championship Feature winner and most wins in Street Stock, '06 Orleans
Raceway Mid Season Championship Feature winner, ended the season with 21
2007 Brought Mike another Crystal Motor
Speedway Championship. He broke the track record and had 11 feature
wins. He was the Corn Harvest winner, the I-95 Speedway $500 to win
Street Stock Invitational winner and the Orleans Raceway $500
In 2008 Mike switched to the IMCA
mofidieds and won the Crystal IMCA Rookie of the Year award.
The thrill of racing for Mike is the
side by side racing with someone and the challenge that goes with that.
Having a shot to win at every track he goes to is a thrill for him. His most exciting racing moment
was winning a big race. He's most proud of winning 28 races in the
first 2 years of racing and won races at every track he has raced at!
Mike's racing heroes are Dale Earnhardt
Sr, Rick Stout, and Myron DeYoung.
Of racing, Mike says, "The most
thrilling thing you will ever do. Never give up, if you don't think you can win you
His favorite racing website is