He followed his childhood back to the Devil's Bowl and began racing in the Championship
Sprints division in 2004. He would go on to finish 4th in season points that year.
In 2005, he moved into the Super Sprint division. He picked up his first career sprint car feature
victory in only his 8th start. He would end up the season finishing 11th in overall points.
During the 2006 season Michael raced with the ASCS sprint car series, which competed in the
states of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. On nights when the series was off, he would race at
In 2007, Michael continued traveling with the ASCS series. And to gain more short track
experience, began racing regularly at Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, TX. He would go on to
finish in the top 10 in Cowtown points for the season.
Currently, Michael is attending college and racing full-time in the summer.
Michael also worked for several years at Smiley's Racing in Mesquite. The guys at the shop
gave him the nickname 'Spike,' and it has stuck with him over the years.
Michael would like to thank his sponsors who have helped over the years and his family. And
special thanks to the Longs, J.B. Cook, Tom Lorenz of Smiley's Racing Products, Steve
Anderson with GSG, Colleen Rogers & Maury Kennedy (Palm Harbor Homes), and Gaylen Smith
& Gary Willyford (of LenMar Motorsports) for all their help and support with his racing.
Born July 14, 1987; Michael Lang is the
youngest of four children.
Michael grew up one mile from Devil's
Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. He
enjoyed going to the races there and his
favorite class was the sprint cars.
Some of Michael's favorite drivers were
Danny Wood, Larry Long, Mark Payne and
Skip Wilson (Michael helped Skip in the
pits on many occasions).
When he turned 11, his racing career
began in the Go-Kart division.
Throughout his go-kart career, he would
go on to win over 30 feature races and
three IFK championships.
By the age of 16, Michael was ready to
move up into full-size race cars.