Mitch Snowjob back in the seat?!
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado but go to school in Fort Collins, Colorado at Colorado State University (CSU). I'm a sophomore studying both journalism and communications to become a sports broadcaster post graduation. I'm currently an intern at KKTV 11 News in the sports department, a writer at www.MyLifeAtSpeed.com, and an undergraduate member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. At KKTV I have covered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) and was even able to convince the guys to cover the GRC race at Pikes Peak International Raceway. I have attended the PPIHC every year since I was 4 (1995) and really can't find any event that I love more. At MyLife@Speed I have covered everything from Monster Tajima breaking the 10 minute barrier to Nate Conley breaking his back three years ago and making a comeback to race at X Games this year in LA.
I'm a third generation racer. It all started with my grandpa when he bought a car and started a race team out of his auto shop here in Colorado Springs. That lead to my dad racing motocross and later a mini-sprint. In 1990 he actually became the first mini-sprint to ever to race up Pikes Peak. Then came my brother and I when we both started racing 125cc Rotax Karts. We were both pretty equal but I had to leave the sport during my sophomore year of high school to focus on baseball, my goal was to play in college. After a bunch of hard work I was able to reach my goal and play freshmen year at CSU, but I have since left the sport to focus on my academics.
Ever since that day I left karting I have wondered what if. My little brother kept with it and was able to have a lot of success. He moved into an IMCA Modified car and had his first main event win just a week before his 16th birthday. He has even been able to make a NASCAR development program out in California (The Ron Sutton's Winners Circle). All of this makes me wonder what if even more, I want to get back in the drivers seat, actually do what I want to cover for the rest of my life! Please Octane Academy, let me show you what this journalist, frat boy can do!