In 2002 Mark designed and built his own enduro laydown kart making several engineering and aerodynamic changes from the
other kart. He won two more National Road Racing Championships that year and three Regional Road Racing Championships.
Mark ended his junior years being undefeated as a Junior National Road Racing Champion.
2003 was no different for Mark other than he was now a senior, racing against more experience and age. Again Mark won
two more National Road Racing Championships and five Regional Road Racing Championships.
Starting off the 2004 racing season, Mark was invited to participate in the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship run-offs
using RT 2000 Formula Dodge racecars to compete in the 2004 Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship Series.
This was a dream come true, racing in equally prepared racecars. Mark was selected as one of thirty-five competitors
trying to win one of six scholarships. He was successful in winning one of the scholarships and went on to compete in
the National series.
For the first time in several years, he was the Rookie competing against experience and seat time. Having never raced
in a racecar would be a huge transition and Mark knew that he would need time to become accustomed to the formula racecar.
His goals were to simply gain valuable seat time and finish in the top fifteen in points.
In just seven race weekends, Mark gained the experience and seat time necessary to become competitive, qualifying three
times in the top five, having the fastest race lap time on one of the race circuits, a podium finish in the last race of
the series, and a ninth place finish in the final points standings. Mark finished off the year by competing at a Skip
Barber Regional event in December and was successful again with a podium finish.
In early 2005, Mark began testing with Jensen Motorsport in a Formula BMW racecar. Mark was faster than every other
driver in the car, with the exception of one driver who equaled his best time. Unable to obtain sponsorship to compete
in the Formula Series, Mark once again would build his own racecar. This time it would be a Ford Focus Midget. In
the later part of 2005, Mark finished his car and competed in his first USAC Ford Focus Midget race.
Mark was the rookie once again. In early 2006 Mark competed in three USAC Ford Focus Midget races in Florida, winning
one heat race and finishing 6th, 4th, and 3rd. In April 2006, Rookie Mark joined the USAC Carolina/Virginia Series where
he competed full time. Mark's driving ability and natural talent soon had him winning races. His competitors knew this
young Rookie was a threat to win each and every race. Mark finished the series second in points with an outstanding
race record of 2 wins, 9 top 5's and never finishing outside the top 10.
2007 was another great USAC year for Mark with 3 wins, 5 top 5 finishes and again never finishing outside the top 10.
Mark is full of enthusiasm, has natural talent, and is always a contender to win, regardless of what he is racing. He
is attending university working towards an engineering degree with aspirations of becoming a professional racecar driver.
Mark plans to race in 2008 in both Florida and North Carolina when he can schedule the racing around his classes. Mark
is also seeking sponsorship to assist with his racing goals. If you would like information on sponsoring Mark, please
visit our Contact page.