An upstate New York native, Mark has been shaking up the road-racing scene since his move to North Carolina in 1994. From childhood, Mark developed a passion for dirt bikes, learning to ride at age seven, and later, his sentiment for two-wheeled machines deepened into riding street bikes too. With some peer influence, Mark decided to take his passion to the track, and in December of ’94 he attended the Ed Bargy Road Race School at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway. Two months later, he entered his first road race, the Western Eastern Roadrace Association (WERA) season opener, at the same venue and started down a road that has spanned nearly 30 years of competition.
Throughout his career, Mark’s racing turned to winning and winning turned to championships. His ferocious drive to compete and perfect his craft has seen him win countless races and over 40 national titles. The majority of his racing experience has been with WERA and the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA), but he’s also raced with several other organizations over the years, including the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the Champion Cup Series (CCS), the Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA), the Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA), and the North American Superbike Association (NASBA).
In addition to competition on the track, Mark has a long history of helping, teaching, and mentoring newer riders. It all started in 2001 when his mentor, Ed Bargy, invited him to become one of his guest instructors. This provided a great opportunity to work directly with new road racers and pass on some of his passion and drive for excellence while also garnering more track time to refine his own skills. After nearly two decades of instructing for Ed and mentoring promising up-and-coming talent, his on-track teaching went to the next level when he accepted the position of Headmaster for the AHRMA Academy for Roadracing. Vintage Moto is beyond thrilled to have a racer of Mark’s caliber on the team.