Mike VanderMark Jr.

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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. 

 Career highlights 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 wins!

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 invitational winner.

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 never will!".

His favorite racing website is



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