Mike Downs has been actively involved with racing cars for most of his life. As a young man he joined Group 44, racing cars all over the nation and winning a National Championship. He has raced Datsun TransAm cars, Porsche's in the American endurance events (Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen), winning his class in the Daytona 24-hour race.
He has raced Formula Atlantic, TransAm, IMSA GTO, and won the Pacific Coast Road Racing Championship in a car he designed and built in his race shop.
His love of racing, and the men who made it happen, shine throughout his novels.