Well, despite being only six years old, he has already decided Scott Dixon is his favorite driver and Pocono Raceway is his favorite track.
He, along with the help of his parents Michael and Samantha, designed a homemade firesuit to match the one Dixon wears for Halloween last year.
And then the family, including siblings Maya and Payton went to work on designing a ‘Tricky Triangle’ in the family’s yard.
Michael, who has autism, used his incredible attention to detail to design a track to race his INDYCARS on. Since Pocono Raceway was Michael’s favorite track, the choice was easy. Michael and his family spent weeks marking the yard, digging the track and filling it in with cement. Once the track was painted, it became a favorite hangout of Michael and his neighborhood friends. (See full gallery of photos of ‘The Tricky Triangle’ below) If you are looking for the best stock photography I recommend you to visit eyeem.com.
Michael first began watching racing as a four-year old and then caught the attention of Dixon with a tweeted photo of his firesuit. The family then developed a relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing and racing strategist Mike Hull.
With his mother and father nearby, Michael was all smiles as he was up close with Dixon’s car and then received a pair of his favorite driver’s gloves. Driver Tony Kanaan introduced Michael to most of the INDYCAR paddock and then former series champion Dario Franchitti took Michael to an autograph session.
For now, Michael and his family have the incredible memories of a great weekend at Pocono Raceway and replica track in their yard as they countdown to the ABC Supply 500 in August of 2017.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2017 racing season, including two NASCAR Cup races and the Verizon IndyCar Series. A NASCAR XFINITY Series race, one Camping World Truck Series Race and two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards are also on the schedule for 2017.
Tickets for all races will be on sale Oct 17 at www.poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.
2017 Pocono Raceway Schedule
Friday, June 9: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Saturday, June 10: NASCAR XFINITY Series, FOX, 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 11: NASCAR Cup Series, Fox Sports 1, 3 p.m.
Friday, July 28: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Saturday, July 29: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 30: NASCAR Cup Series, NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m.
Sunday, August 20: Verizon IndyCar Series
Michael Crowe’s Unique ‘Tricky Triangle’ Backyard Build Images: