Mike Southard has taken his love for stock car racing all the way to victory lane many times in his late model stock car career, but no victory for this Nokesville,VA driver can compare with the one he started back in 2002 with the opening of TRY IT RACING. Mike left the elevator industry behind him and rolled the dice to pursue his dream of starting his own business in racing. TRY IT RACING driving experience started with only a few dates a year and a few customers per event and through his hard work and perseverance, today, TRY IT RACING has over 40 events per year with up to 75 people per event. Not only does Mike own the company, he many times is also the driver of the 2 seat ride-a-long car. Nothing makes his day more than to see the smile on the customer's face after he takes them for the experience of a lifetime out on the track. Mike truly has been blessed with a talent for driving and enjoys passing along his knowledge with all that come.
Mike raced at the Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, VA (until its recent closing) where he is top 15 all time in wins and has been voted most popular driver. Not bad for a track that has been open since 1953 and had the likes of Richard Petty to Mark McFarland race there. For 2013, you can catch him racing at many of the same tracks that Try It Racing holds events.
Want to see how you stack up? Need to cross Driving a NASCAR race car off your Bucket List? or just want to see how great of a driver Mike is?
Come to an event with TRY IT RACING and TRY IT for Yourself!