About Mike


Name: Michael E Mahaney
Birthdate: June 30, 1989
Education: State University of New York at Alfred
Major: Motorsports Technology
Residence: King Ferry, NY

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Mike Mahaney's racing career started in the pits. At the age of ten Mike became the youngest crew chief at the dirt track as he supported his dad, Jim "Workshoe" Mahaney. Although he could only run a jack if he stood on it, Mike soon earned the respect of the other drivers and their crews and was often sought out as a resource on car set up.

It took Mike a long time to ask for his turn behind the wheel, but at the age of fifteen Mike got an opportunity to take the driver's seat in a Tobias Slingshot. He enjoyed the fun and excitement of racing but once he won a race Mike was hooked; he wanted to win again. In 2005, his first full season in a Slingshot, Mike accumulated 24 wins and enough points to earn a track championship. He won his second track championship the following year along with the Northeast Tour. In 2007 Mike repeated his success in the Slingshot series with another track championship and branched out into other classes to achieve a 600cc Micro Sprint track championship, three Sportsman Modified wins and Rookie of the Year at Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport , NY.

Mike works on and off the race track to expand his knowledge and experience. He graduated in 2009 from the State University of New York at Alfred with a degree in Motorsports Technology. While in college Mike designed and built his first modified body and built a complete 358 series car including the motor. He continued his climb through the ranks and began racing the small block (358) and big block modified DIRT series. In 2013 Mike earned his first track championship in the modified division at I-88 speedway behind the wheel of the Lynch Paving 77x while also taking 4th in points at Utica Rome and 5th at Fonda Speedway.  2012 and 2013 were breakout years for Mike with 6 major event wins earning him over $37,500 and attention from media and car owners.  In 2013 Mike was hired to drive for 4 different race teams propelling his hobby into a full time career.