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Michael Palmer Bio:

2014

Midwest Sports Car Council High Speed Autocross (3 podiums). Finished 2nd in D Stock class and 2nd in B Race prepared category at Blackhawk Farms Raceway (August). Finished 2nd in D Stock at Autobahn Country Club (South Course) (October).

2013

SCCA Chicago Region Solo event at Route 66 Raceway in October 2013. Finished with a 1st place in H Stock class.

2012

NASA Midwest Endurance Series Race #1 (3 hour) at Autobahn Country Club (Full Course); Finished 16th out of 18.

2010

Finished 4th (tied for 3rd) in the NASA Midwest Endurance Championship E3 class with co-driver Angel Blazquez out of 31 teams. Series consisted of 4 separate (3 hour) Endurance events at Autobahn Country Club (Full course) and Putnam Park Road Course.

NASA Spec Porsche 944 Series in the Midwest Region with (1 poduim) 3rd place, (2) 4th place finishes, and (1) 9th place DNF after 4 race's on the Autobahn Country Club (South) Circuit.

2009

NASA Spec Porsche 944 Midwest Region with 3 podium finishes and 7 top 5 finishes. – 5th, 4th, 2nd, (Autobahn), 5th, 6th, 3rd, (Blackhawk), 5th, 3rd (Gingerman) out of 8 races.

2007

IMSA Panoz Racing Series at Road Atlanta with 3 top 10 finishes out of 4 races.

2005

Tested Panoz Esperante GT Car at Sebring Int'l Raceway and Road Atlanta, for IMSA Panoz Racing Series.

2004

Skip Barber Formula Dodge Midwest Series, winning "Mt. Tremblant Rookie of the Race Award", with 1 top 5 finish with 3 top 10 finishes out of 4 races.

USAC Midwest Ford Focus Series with 2 top 10's out of 4 races for 3-K Racing.

2003

Finished 8th in the Inaugural USAC (United States Auto Club) Ford Focus Midgetcar Midwest Series Championship for 3-K (Don & Mel Kenyon) Racing; with 8 top 10 finishes; (Highest 3rd place Hawkeye Downs), out of 24 races.

Finished 15th out of 160 drivers in National midget car standings for the VALVOLINE CUP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP of 2003.

2002

Finished 8th in NAMARS Kenyon MidgetCar Series points for 3-K (Don & Mel Kenyon) Racing with 6 top 10 finishes out of 28 races.

Finished 10th out of 160 drivers in National midget car standings for the VALVOLINE CUP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP of 2002.

2001

2001 Formula Indy Racing Association with 1 win (Rockford Speedway), 1 Podium (3rd place finish)- Rockford Speedway, 1 top five finish, and 3 top ten finishes out of 6 races.

Tested a U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Car at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Clermont, IN.

2000

Finished 7th in Formula Indy Racing Association Championship points and 2nd in Rookie Of The Year honors with 1 win, 1 top 5 and 6 top 10 finishes out of 18 races.

Tested a U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Car at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

1999

Raced in 2 Formula Indy Racing Association races with 2 top 10 finishes.

Tested a U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Car at USA Int'l Speedway in Lakeland, FL.

1998

SCCA Solo2 rookie G Stock (Chicago region), Skip Barber Racing School Graduate - competed in races and testing with Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series - Midwestern Region.

Racetracks tested or competed on since 1998

    SCCA Chicago Region Solo 2

    • Sportsman’s Park / Hawthorn Race Course, Cicero, IL. Autocross paved road course
    • Route 66 Speedway, Joliet, IL. Autocross

    Skip Barber Racing

    • Grattan Raceway – Belding, MI. – 2.0 miles paved road course
    • Road America (Main Layout) – Elkhart Lake, WI. 4.0 mile paved road course
    • Road America (Short Course Layout) – Elkhart Lake, WI. 2.2 mile paved road course
    • Le Circuit Mont Tremblant – Mont Tremblant, Quebec, CN. 4.26 Km (2.647) mile paved road course

    FF2000 Testing

    • USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL. ¾ mile paved oval
    • Desoto Super Speedway, Bradenton, FL. ½ mile paved oval
    • Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN.686 mile paved oval

    Formula Indy Racing Association

    • Raceway Park – Blue Island, IL. 1/5 mile paved oval – (Now Defunct)
    • Rockford Speedway – Loves Park, IL. ¼ mile paved oval
    • Columbus 151 Speedway – Madison, WI. ¼ mile paved oval
    • Lake Geneva Raceway – Lake Geneva WI. 1/3 mile paved oval – (Now Defunct)
    • 141 Speedway, Maribel, WI. ¼ mile paved oval
    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids IA. ½ mile paved oval (outside)
    • Illiana Motor Speedway – Schererville, IN. ½ mile paved oval - (Exhibition)

    NAMARS (North American Auto Racing Series)

    • Indianapolis Speedrome – Indianapolis, IN. 1/5 mile paved oval
    • Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN. ¼ mile dirt oval
    • Camden Raceway – Camden, IN. 1/6 mile dirt oval – (Now Defunct)
    • Shadybowl Speedway – Degraff, OH. 3/10 mile paved oval

    USAC (United States Auto Club)

    • Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN. ¼ mile paved oval
    • Baer Field Speedway – Ft. Wayne, IN. ¼ mile paved oval
    • Plymouth Motor Speedway – Plymouth, IN 3/8 mile paved oval
    • South Bend Motor Speedway – South Bend, IN. ¼ mile paved oval
    • Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN. ¼ mile dirt oval
    • Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, IN. ¼ mile dirt oval
    • Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN. 3/8 mile dirt oval
    • Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN. 3/8 mile dirt oval
    • Limaland Motorsports Park – Lima, OH. ¼ mile dirt oval
    • Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, WI. 1/3 mile dirt oval
    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway – ¼ mile (inside) paved oval
    • Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, NC. - .363 mile paved oval
    • Red Hill Raceway – Sumner, IL. 1/3 mile dirt oval

    IMSA Panoz Racing Series

    • Sebring International Raceway, Sebring FL. 3.74 mile paved road course
    • Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA. – 2.54 mile paved road course

    NASA (National Auto Sport Association)

    • Gingerman Raceway – South Haven, MI. 1.88 mile paved road course
    • Blackhawk Farms Raceway – South Beloit, IL. 1.95 mile paved road course
    • Autobahn Country Club – South – Joliet, IL. 2.1 mile paved road course
    • Autobahn Country Club – Full – Joliet, IL. 3.56 mile paved road course
    • Putnam Park Road Course – Mount Meridian, IN. 1.78 mile paved road course

    NASCAR Racing Stock Car Experience

    • Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet IL. – 1.5 mile paved oval

    Raceracks toured, spectated, or worked at:

      USA

      • Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Indycar (11 Indy 500's), Formula One (5 United States Grands Prix), & Grand-Am (2 Brickyard Grands Prix)
      • Indiana State Fairgrounds - USAC Silver Crown
      • Daytona International Speedway – NASCAR, ARCA, Grand-Am (3 Rolex 24's)
      • Atlanta Motor Speedway - Indycar
      • Gainesville Raceway - NHRA
      • Walt Disney World Speedway - Indycar
      • Sebring Int'l Raceway - ALMS 2007 12 hours of Sebring
      • Texas Motor Speedway - Indycar
      • Grand Prix of Denver Circuit - Champcar
      • West Michigan Grand Prix (Scott Brayton Memorial) Circuit – SCCA Pro Trans-Am
      • Winchester Speedway - NAMARS & AVSS
      • U.S. 24 Speedway – NAMARS
      • Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum – USAC
      • RCA Dome - USAC
      • Grundy County Speedway - UMARA & USAC
      • Michigan State Fairgrounds - Rumble Series
      • Grand Prix of Toronto (Exhibition Place) - Indycar
      • New Symrna Speedway - NASCAR Local Short Track
      • Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville - NASCAR Local Short Track
      • Lanier National Speedway - NASCAR Local Short Track
      • Devil's Bowl Speedway - ASCS
      • Sycamore Speedway - Local Dirt Track
      • Gateway International Raceway – Indycar / Champcar
      • Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
      • Milwaukee Mile - Champcar
      • Chicago Motor Speedway - Champcar
      • Chicagoland Speedway - Indycar
      • Route 66 Raceway – Dirt Oval / Drag Strip – USAC / NHRA
      • South Boston Motor Speedway - USAC
      • Kentucky Speedway - Indycar
      • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – ALMS / Grand-Am
      • Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Bull Ring) - USAC

      Canada

      • Circuit Gilles- Villeneuve - Montreal, Que.

      Puerto Rico

      • Ponce International Speedway – Ponce, PR

      Ireland

      • Phoenix Park Circuit - Dublin, Ireland

      United Kingdom

      • Brands Hatch Circuit - Kent, England
      • Auto sport International Magazine Exhibition Marketing Days (Indy Circuit)


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