I grew up in Muncie Ind. Next door to Doug DeBord who built the Muncie Dragway and built many hot rods. He got me into hot-rodding at a very young age I spent all my time in his garage learning to build cars. After high school I went to work a Norm Days Speed Shop in Middletown In. until drafted when I returned I worked at Dragway Equipment in Muncie In. I built and raced all kinds and classes drag cars until I got the dirtbike bug and raced Pro. Sidecar Mx all over the US.