Mark Ross drives the #81K Pro-Street Class car.  He is 40 years old and lives in Havana, IL.  His Home Track is Spoon River Speedway.

Mark drives the white and blue car with a Munson Chassis and Chevy engine.

He started racing in 1990 in the Hobo Class at Spoon River Speedway because his brother had the idea and helped Mark with the first car.

Mark's first win was in 1991 in the Hobo Class.  In 2001 he was voted the Favorite Driver by the fans, won USA Pointdraw 45, won Tuff Spoon 100, won Illinois State Championship race, won 9 Features, 9 top 5 race finishes out of total 19 races.

His career highlights include winning 4 Season Track Championships in Pro-Street Class (1997,1999,2000, 2001), set a track record in 2000 for most Feature wins in a single season in history of Spoon River Speedway (12 wins).

The thrill of racing for Mark is side by side racing and the competition of the sport.  His greatest racing thrill was winning his first Tuff Spoon 100 race in 2000.  His greatest racing moment was winning his first Season Track Championship in 1997.  

Butch Steadman, A.J. Wolfe, Tommy Griffith, Trent Ross, David Atwater, Darrell Byrd and Brandon Golden have all helped Mark in his racing career.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. is Mark's racing hero.

Mark can often be heard saying, "Drive it like you stole it".  





















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