Mike Skeen began racing karts at the age of 10 and gained experience across many platforms. He has had success on ovals and road courses, driving everything from shifter karts and formula cars, to GT and touring cars of all types. In 2008, he starred in Season 2 of the SPEED Channel’s hit television show Setup, where host TommyKendall referred to Skeen as “the front runner.”
Skeen went on to win the 2008 SpecE30 National Championship as well as two regional series championships with a 70% win ratio. Grassroots Motorsports Magazine named him a 2008 Editor’s Choice Award Winner and his success continues to grow.
Skeen’s debut in the SCCA Pro Racing Muscle Milk Trans-Am series was record-setting, with a last-to-second drive that stunned series regulars, won him the Hard Charger and Star of the Race Awards, and eclipsed the former Road Atlanta lap record set by Boris Said.
2011 saw Skeen’s debut as a full-time driver for CRP Racing in the Cragar Wheels Corvette in the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series. He scored three wins and numerous podiums on his way to finishing 3rd in the GT Driver’s Championship. He also drove for Banner Racing in the #07 The CoolTV Chevrolet Camaro in the GRAND-AM Rolex GT series on a part-time basis. Other highlights included winning in the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series with just one start and debuts in the Daytona 24 Hour and SCORE Baja 1000 races.
Here are a few laps from the Pirelli World Challenge GT series at Circuit of the Americas.
Video uploaded by U Tube user Mike Skeen