followed by All Star finale on October 21-22
FREMONT, Ohio (October 11, 2016) - With Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on break until the final round on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael, a full-time competitor on the Arctic Cat All Star trail, will use his off-weekend wisely and enter competition at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio, on Saturday, October 15. Michael will participate in the Trick Or Treat 30 program during his weekend visit to Millstream, chasing a $5,000 top prize, as well as a first-ever victory in a 410ci sprint car.
“We’ll take advantage of this break in the schedule and head over to Millstream,” T.J. Michael said. “Only the finale remains on our All Star schedule, so we’ll try a few things in Findlay and see if they’ll help us when we head to Atomic in a few weekends. We’ve been racing at Eldora Speedway a lot during the last few weeks. It will be nice to change it up a little bit.”
T.J. Michael, a Plano, Texas, native who calls Fremont, Ohio, home during his racing season, will enter the Trick Or Treat 30 at Millstream Speedway with one recent start to his credit; finishing 22nd during the Eldora Speedway Sprintacular on Saturday, October 8. The “Texas Traveler” qualified for the feature program after finishing fifth during his respective heat race, bettering nearly half of the 40 Arctic Cat All Stars entered.
T.J. Michael is currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, earning seven top-ten feature finishes and 36 main event starts since the beginning of the 2016 season.
“Not a bad night at Eldora Speedway for us. Compared to most of the drivers and teams we raced against on Saturday, we are still very inexperienced,” T.J. Michael explained. “We’ve aimed much of our focus toward our qualifying effort. Qualifying really sets the tone for every All Star program. Making the heat race inversion is important, as well as qualifying fast enough to earn a dash starting position when you transfer. Regardless, we’ve learned a lot and I’m more confident now than I have been all season, or prior seasons. We still have some racing left. We still have time to earn that first win.”
Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8
Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.
2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)
2016 Wins: N/A
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing , MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.