Mike started drifting in 2007 at AutoCity Speedway in Flint, Michigan. He had tons of fun, made new friends, and learned what drifting was about. Mike started competing in 2010 through the Midwest Drift Union Pro-Am series, where he earned an invitation to the Formula Drift Pro-Am Nationals. Out of a field of over 20 of America's top Pro-Am drivers, Mike finished 6th- earning himself a Formula Drift Professional License. 2011 was a rough rookie year for Mike and his team. He battled through issues with the car at nearly every event, and was unable to qualify in the 4 rounds he attended. Although he learned about what it takes to compete in Formula D, all of this was pretty rough on Mike's confidence as a driver. At the end of the season, he knew something had to change. After an intense build during the winter months, Mike and his crew are out for revenge. The 2012 car may look the same from the outside, but it's a totally new animal underneath. Mike plans to get back to the basics - get as much seat time as possible, have fun, and come out hungry at every event.