Mike Head of Ellenwood, Georgia was born on June 25, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Head began racing in 1970 at the age of 17 and would go on to become one of the most successful and popular dirt track racers in the southeast. With over 650 feature wins to his credit, Head has won several track championships as well as a multitude of big races, including the Dixie 100, the North-South Shootout as well as the 1991 Northern All-Star Speedweek Championship and the 1991 Southern All-Stars Championship. While a tough and aggressive driver on the track, off the track he is known for spending time with the fans and for being a strong man of faith.
After the loss of his son in 1997, Head worked with the Talladega Short Track in Talladega, Alabama to stage the annual Mike Head Jr. Memorial Race, using them as fund raisers to help support his son’s child and to help share Head’s message of faith.
In 2010, Head was inducted into the National Dirt Racing Hall of Fame.
Head continues to be a fierce competitor today, having won the 2011 season opener at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia.