Michael king


Michael king



Michael King

Age: 23

Birthday: December 22, 2000

Hometown:  Paducah, KY

Michael King Jr. is a 23-year-old dirt late model and dirt modified racer from Paducah, Ky., who now calls El Dorado, Ark., home. He’s in the midst of his sixth season of racing with his family-owned and operated team, spearheaded by his parents – Michael Sr. and Leslie.

King started in the front-wheel drive class in 2018, collecting 14 wins in his rookie season, including highlight victories during the Louisiana State Championship Race at Boothill Speedway and the Spooky 50 weekend at Super Bee Speedway.

He advanced into Limited Modifieds in 2019, and has racked up eight victories in the class, as well as the 2020 Super Bee Speedway track championship.

His late model tenure took off in 2022, and he debuted with the Titan Legends Late Model Series the next year, where he contended for rookie-of-the-year honors and narrowly missed out to Preston Farmer. King has also made two appearances at the prestigious Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis, Mo.

King’s family is no stranger to racing, either, as his mother Leslie is a longtime shock builder under the ShocKing Shocks banner.

Away from the racetrack, King is a supporter of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation’s efforts in the fight against pediatric cancer.


THE Michael king RACING TEAM

Mike "Turkey" King

Mike is Michael's crew chief, tire specialist and father. Mike raced for 10 years in the Kentucky/Illinois/Tennessee dirt track scene.

Leslie King and Michael's mom

Leslie helps out around the shop and helps get pictures and footage for Michael's social media pages.

Christy Yutzy:

Christy is our newest team member and our helpful hand around the shop. Christy moves around helping Leslie with vinyl, helping Mike do tires, or getting Michael tools while he's under the car.

Sly "fatty" King

Sly is our car chief, shop cleaner, and shop security. Nothing can go in or around the shop without his approval.