Mike Mataragas drives the #1M Late Model
Class car. he lives in Dekalb, Illinois. his home track is Bureau County
Speedway, but he can also be found racing in the Northern Allstars Series.
He began racing in 1999 in Street Stock
Class as LaSalle, because he had been watching his Dad race since he was
born. He knew since he could walk that racing was what he wanted to do.
his first win was at LaSalle in Street Stock Class in 1999.
Career highlights include, 2994 Bureau
County Speedway Late Model Championship and 2002 6th in Northern All-stars
The thrill of racing for him is the
competition. His most exciting racing moment was his first Late
model Feature win. He is most proud of the 2004 Championship that he won.
Mike's racing hero is C. J. Rayburn.
Of racing, Mike says, "It's a family
oriented sport. It is very important to have the support of your family".
His favorite racing website is