The Southern California native is responsible for one of the greatest second acts in American racing. Born into the sport, but discouraged from competing by his father, he cut his teeth as a motocross rider before he switched to cars and progressed through Formula Atlantic, Super Vees, and CRA Sprint Cars. Along the way, he made his mark in off-road racing as a SCORE Baja 1000 class 7-2 (Unlimited Mini-Truck) winner. He ended his first stint in motorsports after seven seasons as a Chevrolet factory driver in the MTEG stadium series, then took over as West Coast promoter for Supercross, helping make the sport a household name. After years of retirement, he caught the land speed racing bug at Bonneville, joined the 200 MPH Club and built the world’s fastest Mustang. At 70, after years of effort, he used his Challenger 2 streamliner to set the fastest piston-powered land speed record ever with a two-way run of 448 mph. He remains engaged in the sport and continues to set speed records.