(Photo: T.J. Michael at Mansfield Motor Speedway – Vince Vellella Photo Credit)
Michael concludes All Star season at Eldora Speedway; 2018 plans to be determined
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
FREMONT, OH (October 16, 2017) – With his second, full season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officially in the books, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will now turn his attention forward and begin the rebuilding process for 2018. Michael will regroup at his Texas home before returning to his Fremont, Ohio, race shop later this winter.
“It was a long, tough season, but I’m glad we were able to battle through it and accomplish some of our goals,” Michael explained. “I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. I can’t thank my crew and my family enough for their hard work and dedication. We had some people join us on and off this season and I’m thankful for their help, as well. I think we finished a little below our potential in 2017, but I think that is the common thought process among any team. We want to win every time we are on the race track.”
T.J. Michael wrapped up his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign seventh in the Series driver standings, earning a pair of top-ten finishes in 28 feature starts. A major highlight in 2017 was an eighth place finish at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, in early June. It was Michael’s first-ever visit to the Illinois bullring, bettering most of the 31 cars in attendance. The “Texas Traveler” also finished eighth at the Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway in late-July. Like Macon, it was his first-ever visit to the southern New York facility.
“I can’t thank all of those who helped make this season possible. To be a full-time racer is a dream come true,” said Michael. “I have a great group of supporters who stood behind me the entire season. They believed in me and pushed me even when things were at their worst. I’m confident we’ll come back next year better than ever and repay them with a visit to victory lane.”
As of now, Michael has no permanent plans for 2018. A potential game plan will be put together in the coming weeks leading up to the Arctic Cat All Star banquet in Indianapolis during PRI2017.
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 media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.
2016 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.
2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.
2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex, Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park – Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway, Ohio)
2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition
2017 Stats: Two top-ten finishes in 28 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Finished seventh in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.
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