Mike a native of Ontario was introduced to the sport as a baby, that’s right a baby, when his Dad brought him to Valleyfield for the first time and he has been coming to Valleyfield for 52 years. He made quite a reputation for himself early on in his career starting in the 2.5L class. He won numerous Championships in the 2.5L class before becoming the Back-Up driver for the GP-93, GP-79 and he even drove the GP-444 Grand Prix Valleyfield to take second place in St-Felicien when he replaced Marc Théorêt one time.
Mike is a fun loving guy who is very social but when it comes time to race its all business, he races to win and win he does. Anyone who knows Hydroplane racing will tell you that Mike can drive any boat and put it out front. Mike is what can be best described as a cautious aggressive driver meaning that he knows the limit of every hydroplane he has ever driven and pushes to that limit every time out on the water without taking unnecessary risks if that is even possible in Hydroplane racing.
How was your performance in 2018? What were your strong and weak points?
We won our first race in Cambridge and the GP 35 was the most consistant finisher in Grand Prix. We need to reduce the driver’s mistakes.
Are there any changes to your boat or your team?
Our boat was sent back to Claude Bergeron and fixed modifications
What are your goals for the 2019 season?
Win the Championship and Valleyfield. Anything less will be a failure.