Mike Garland drives the #G1 IMCA Late
Model Class car. His home track is Davenport Speedway but he can
also be found racing at Quad City Raceway. He lives in Morrison,
Team members helping Mike are: Dan
Mahoney, Chuck Shroatl, Bill Johnson, Shawn Swain.
Mike started racing in 1986 in the
Street Stock Class at LaSalle Speedway because his Grandfather and
Father raced. His first win was in '86 in the Street Stock Class
at Mendota Speedway. Career highlights include 3 time Freeport
Raceway Park Modified Champion, Bureau County Speedway Champion,
Speedway Track Champion, LaSalle Speedway Track Champion, '08 IMCA
National Rookie of the Year in Late Model.
The thrill of racing for Mike is the
intensity, the friendships you make. His most exciting racing
moment was coming from back and winning 50 Lap special at Bureau County
Speedway passing leader on last lap! He's most proud of winning
the WORL Modified special at Davenport Speedway.
Mike's racing heroes are Tom Reints,
Of racing, Mike says, "It's the people,
it's like a family, you have spats but everyone is about helping each
His favorite racing website is