If you were to ask Michael what got him into racing, he couldn't tell you because its been his whole life for as long as he can remember. Not coming from wealth or a racing family like most other racers, he's had to get by through his own hard work and dedication. He started racing karts at age 15 before moving into midgets at age 20 and still currently races for Laverne Spencer in the Illini Midget Series as well as for BLaster Motorsports in dirt late models and CRA Street Stocks. He's also worked for several ARCA, Truck Series, and USAC teams to build his racing resume and holds a degree in Sports Marketing and Management from the University of Northwestern Ohio. In 2023, he will be making the next big step in his career and moving up to the ARCA Menards Series in select events throughout the season. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, his goal is also too help spread the message of inclusion and diversity in the sport.
Off the track, Michael's hobbies and interests include:
K1 RaceGear is the official safety gear of Michael Klein Racing. For 2020 Michael Klein will be using K1 RaceGear products at all of his races.
K1 is one of the newest and most trusted names in motorsports, with athletes in NASCAR, USAC, WoO, and karting. Their comfortable and cost-effective products that don't place safety on the backburner make them a popular brand in the motorsports community.
Founded by IMSA and NASCAR driver Mason Filippi, OpenFender is the first funding platform made by racers, for racers. OpenFender and Michael Klein joined forces in 2021 and have continued the partnership into 2022 aiming for even more success!
502 Hemp Wellness Center and its sister location 812 Hemp are the premier stop for CBD in the Louisville area. Founded by Dee Dee Taylor, Michael Klein uses their products to help with his anxiety and depression after seeing how much the product helped his mother with her nervous disorder.
The two joined forces in 2022 and have enjoyed a productive partnership since then, expanding into 2023!
Jeff and Mandy Kaplan founded The 859 Taproom and Grill in 2021 in Florence, KY and have quickly become one of the hottest spots in the area.
The 859 Taproom and Grill joined forces with Michael Klein Racing in 2022 and have experienced a joyous and mutually beneficial partnership between the two since!
Better Blend has a mission to encourage a healthier lifestyle through providing the community with delicious blends and bowls! Starting in 2023 they have a plan to expand across and beyond the NKY area.
Michael Klein found them in 2021 and their blends have since become a regular part of his diet. In 2023 they will be partnering to help spread the message to the motorsports community!
Michael Klein Racing is always accepting new partners to join onboard and help fund Michael's racing. Racing fans are some of the most brand loyal people on the planet and races attract thousands of fans every week and thousands more on television. His sponsorship proposals for both his NASCAR and USAC racing can be found below. Anyone interested can send an email with their proposal!
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