Mickey Wright is from Homewood, Illinois.
Her first racing experience came at Raceway Park Racetrack in Chicago’s south suburban Blue Island. By the age of 21 she was a two time “Powder Puff” Champion. She left racing for a career in the construction industry and wouldn’t return to the driver’s seat for nearly 25 years.
In 2007 at the age of 45, Mickey got the itch to revisit her dream. She moved from Colorado to Clearwater, Florida, to team up with
Mickey Wright’s orientation year consisted of running short, paved oval tracks throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. In 2008 and 2009 she focused on dirt track racing to further improve her car control skills. Growing tremendously as a driver, Mickey placed THIRD IN SEASON POINTS both years. Returning to pavement in 2010, she finished SECOND IN POINTS in the Florida Modified (FMD) division.coach and owner Stuart Lycett at Competition 101 Racing School.
After honing her skills on paved and dirt ovals she felt ready in 2011 to add road racing to her schedule. By season’s end in 2012 Mickey placed FIRST in the SPO division of the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Central Florida region. Additionally this year, she scored FIRST IN POINTS in the South Atlantic Road Racing Championships (SAARC) and SECOND IN POINTS in the V8 Stock Car series.
Mickey was the first woman in history to lead Super Production Over (SPO) points in the V8 Stock Car series, with a year-end SECOND IN POINTS finish. Capping off the season Thanksgiving weekend, she crossed the finish line in FIRST PLACE for Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) annual “Turkey Trot” at Sebring International Raceway.
For 2013 Mickey plans to continue full speed ahead with more oval and road racing events and to adding more championship trophies to her display case.