(Photo: T.J. Michael during a recent start – Jason Walls Photo Credit)
T.J. Michael ends season with Short Track Nationals B-main start
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
FREMONT, Ohio (November 8, 2016) – The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael concluded his 2016 campaign with a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas, on November 2-5; battling over 60 of the best 360 sprint car drivers in North America during the 29th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway. When the dust settled on Saturday night, Michael found himself inside the top-ten of one of two “B” features, just a few spots shy of an A-main qualifying position.
“We had a great time at I-30 Speedway. I have to thank Mike Melton for making this experience possible. Hopefully we have an opportunity to go back in the future,” T.J. Michael said. “I think we showed some speed all weekend. We were about a day late our entire trip because we didn’t get to race the first two nights. All in all, we enjoyed the trip.”
Michael’s Short Track Nationals visit officially concluded his 2016 season, ending a near-ten month campaign across portions of the south, as well as much of the Northeast and the Midwest. The Plano, Texas, native spent the vast majority of his 2016 season on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, finishing seventh in the final championship standings out of 13 full-time competitors, earning seven top-ten finishes and four hard charger awards in the process. On a special note, it was Michael’s first-ever campaign with a major touring series.
“We had a great season. The entire experience of working and racing on the road was more than rewarding,” T.J. Michael explained. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work and support. I say it every week, but if it wasn’t for my family, my crew and my sponsors, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They are the behind-the-scenes effort that make a full season on the road possible. We’ve learned a lot and we’ll put it to good use next year when we hopefully do it again. We have a short off-season ahead. I’m pumped to get things moving.”
T.J. Michael will begin preparations for 2017 almost immediately. More news and updates will be published in the near future.
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.
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