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Michael Benson

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 Michael Benson


Michael Benson drives the #71 Late Model Class car.  His home track is Riviera Raceway but he can be found racing at many other tracks as well.  He lives in Wakefield, NE.

Team members helping Michael are:  Peirce Racing Family, Bob, Pat, Kenny, Cory, Dan, Nicole, Russ. 

Michael started racing in 1970 in the Hobby Stock Class at Creighton Racetrack because he had a heavy foot and the police told him to go get a race car.  His first win was in '71 in the Hobby Stock Class at Creighton Racetrack.  Career highlights include '85 Track Champion at Interstate Speedway, '94 Track Champion at Park Jefferson, participate in the Mid-Season River Cade Parade in Sioux City, IA.

The thrill of racing for Michael is trying to beat that guy in front of him.  His most exciting racing moment was Track Champion at Park Jefferson.  He's most proud that at his age he's still racing.

Michael's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Of racing, Michael says, "Very exciting sport with furious competition!".



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