About us

Driver- Howard Michael

 

  • Hometown: Monroe, Michigan
  • Occupation: Project Manager @ Detroit Edison
  • Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University; MBA from Lawrence Technology University

Background

Howard began his drag racing career at Detroit Dragway in Brownstown MI in NHRA's street class.  In the first year qualified to go to the Bracket finals in Indianapolis. A couple of years later, he moved into the box class and got a licensed in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, and Super Comp.  Currently, he competes in Top Dragster and Super Comp.


Over his career, Howard has claimed an IHRA Super Comp 10th place winner in the World, plus a Top Sportsman champion of Div 5 in 2008. 


Howard is licensed to compete in the following NHRA/IHRA classes: Super Comp, Top Sportsman, and Top Dragster.

Vehicle

· 2007 Diamond Dragster

· Weight 1850lb with driver

· Ford 9” 40 spline axles

Transmission

· Power-guide

· 1.81 straight cut gear

· 10” converter

· Built by Masta Performance

Motor

· 598 cu in

· Dart 345 cylinder heads

· Dart Intake

· Gen 4 cylinder block 

· 12 to 1 compression

· Aluminum connecting rods

· Crankshaft modified by Kaminski

· headers 2 3/8 – 2 1/8

· Fastest pass is 7:47 @ 185mph

· Built by HM Motorsports

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• 2017 NHRA/IHRA Top Dragster and Super Comp

  

  • Top half in IHRA Div 3 points Series 
  • Quarter and Semifinals Empire Dragway NY
  • Super Comp NHRA events
  • Advertising
    • Local car shows 
    • Local school events

• 2016 NHRA/IHRA Top Dragster and Super Comp

  

  • Top 20 in IHRA Div 3 points Series 
  • Qualified at each IHRA Top Dragster event
  • Super Comp NHRA events
  • Advertising
    • Local car shows 

• 2015 NHRA/IHRA Top Dragster and Super Comp

  Top 3 in IHRA Div 3 points Series 

  • Top 10 in the World in IHRA
  • Qualified at each IHRA Top Dragster event
  • Super Comp NHRA events
  • Advertising
    • Local car shows 
    • Pass Time Episode on Speed Channel all season

• 2014 NHRA/IHRA Top Dragster and Super Comp

  Top 20 in IHRA Div 3 points Series 

  • Qualified at each IHRA Top Dragster event
  • Super Comp NHRA events
  • Semi Finals Norwalk, Mid-Michigan, and US131
  • Advertising
    • Local car shows 
    • Pass Time Episode  on Speed Channel all season

• 2013 NHRA/IHRA Hot Rod

  NHRA  Division 3 semi final and runner-up

  • Finished Top half of NHRA/IHRA Div 3 points
  • Advertising
    • Local car shows 
    • Speed Channel selected events all season

• 2012-??? NHRA/IHRA Top Sportsman

    

  • Top 10 in NAPA Heads Up Series 
  • IHRA Mopar National semi final and runner-up
  • Finished Top half of NHRA/IHRA Div 3 points
  • Moser Axle Mania 8th place 
  • IHRA Mopar National runner-up
  • Moser Axle Mania 6th place 
  • Milan Dragway winner of Quick 16
  • IHRA Gold Card holder 
  • IHRA Pittsburg quarter finals 
  • NHRA Bradenton Orlando Finals 
  • IHRA US131 Finals 
  • 2008 IHRA Division 5 Top Sportsman Champion 
  • IHRA Quaker City Finals 
  • 2007 NHRA Top Sportsman Norwalk 2nd place
  • NMRA Pro 5.0 7th place

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  • Pinks
  • March of Dimes
  • Car Shows
  • FedEx customer  appreciation day
  • Monroe Evening News
  • St. Charles School

· Winner Auto City Bracket Nationals Milan

· 2006 US 131 Top-Sportsman 2nd place

· Fun Optima and NMRA (National Mustang Racing Association) events

· IHRA National Event Grand Bend Motorplex - Canada

· Milan Dragway Top-Sportsman Champion