Michael Pettiford
Phone: 818-508-0122
PROFESSIONAL CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE AND ATV RACER


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COMPETITON/INSTRUCTOR LICENSES
TRUCK DRIVER INSTRUCTOR CREDENTIALS Since 1994
SCCA PRO Since 1991
SCCA CLUB NATIONAL Since 1989
AMA PRO Since 1984
MRA EXPERT Since 1981
CDL TRUCK DRIVING LICENSE WITH ALL ENDORSEMENTS Since 1981
 
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Car Accident Investigator Law Firm - March 2008
Automotive Expert Motive, Vehix TV, Letís Find Out - January 2008
Truck Training City and County of Denver Channel 8 - July 2007
Driver Flatirons Subaru Track Day - June 2007
Lamborghini Denver Gallardo Demo - May 2007
SuperSafety Seminar Precision Plumbing - October 2006
Driver Ferrari of Denver Track Day - September 2006
GTO Test Driver Speed Channel - April 2005
Super Safety Seminars Boulder Valley Schools - March 2005
Super Safety Seminars & Accident Research Colorado State University - January 2005
Expert Participant Colorado Driver Ed. Task Force - 2004
Crash Investigator Law Firm - 2004
Dynamics In Motorcycle Crash Investigations MATAI Conference - June 2001
Motorcycle Skill Tester State Of Colorado - Since April 1999
Vehicle Tester Individual Vehicle Testing - Acceleration Test - November 1997
Basic Operator Driving Skills Tester State Of Colorado - Since August 1997
Car Testing and Research Law Firm - January 1997
Motorcycle Accident Investigation and Deposition Law Firm - September 1994
Best Race Driver Westword Best Of Denver - June 1994
Truck Driver Instructor Community College Of Denver - 1993 & 1994
Instructor Motorcycle Safety Foundation - 1986 to 1996
Instructor Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training - 1993 to 1996
Motorcycle Accident Investigation Insurance Company - August 1993
Motorcycle Accident Investigation Law Firm - January 1993
ATV Accident Investigation and Deposition Law Firm - March 1990
Instructor Americade Most Popular Seminar Accident Avoidance Strategies - 1990 to 1993
New Rider Director Motorcycle Roadracing Association - 1983 to 1986, 1989, 1990
Chief Instructor ATV Safety Institute - 1985 to 1992
Region Administrator ATV Safety Institute - 1987 to 1990
Instructor AAA Driver Education Course - 1988
Instructor Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week Safety Rodeo - 1985 to 1992
 
RACING RECORD
2008 SCCA CLUB
National Champion SSB & T2 Classes, Rocky Mountain Division
Points leader in the T1 Class
SSB Lap Record @ PIR
T2 Lap Record @ PMI & La Junta
T1 Lap Record@ MMP
2008 MRA
Best Finish 2nd, 06 Ducati 999R
2007 SCCA CLUB
National Champion T1, T2, & 2nd SSB, Classes, Rocky Mountain Division (RMD)
Lap Record @ PIR, T1 Class
Lap Records @ Firebird, T2 & SSB Classes
Lap Record @ Miller, T1 Class
Lap Record @ La Junta T1 Class
2006 SCCA CLUB
National Champion T1, 2nd SSB, and 3rd T2 Classes
Rocky Mountain Division (RMD)
MRA - 2nd Supertwins GTO, 05 Ducati 999R, best finish 2nd
2005 SCCA CLUB
National Champion T1, and SSB Classes, and 2nd T2 (RMD)
only 1 racing 3 classes at Runoffs
2005 MRA
6th Supertwins GTO, 05 Ducati 999R, best finish 4th
2004 SCCA CLUB
National Champion T2, 2nd SSB and 3rd T1
Rocky Mountain Division
Only one in nation to race 3 classes at runoffs
2004 MRA
4th Supertwins GTO, 03 Ducati 999S
best finish 2nd
2003 SCCA CLUB
National Champion T2 and 2nd SSB Classes
National Driver Of The Year (RMD)
5th at the Mid-Ohio Runoffs in SSB
2003 MRA
8th Supertwins GTO, 03 Ducati 999
best finish 5th
1st person to race a Ducati 999 in Colorado
2002 SCCA Club
National Champion
T2 and SSB Classes (RMD)
2001 SCCA CLUB
2nd National Points SSB Class (RMD)
2000 SCCA Club
National Champion SSC and 2nd T2 Classes (RMD)
4th at the Mid-Ohio Runoffs in SSC
1999 SCCA Club
National Champion T2 and 2nd SSB Classes (RMD)
1998 SCCA Club
National Champion T2 and SSB Classes (RMD)
5th at the National Championship Mid-Ohio Runoffs in T2
1997 SCCA PRO
World Challenge T1, 5th at Pikes Peak Intl. Raceway
1997 SCCA Club
National Champion T1 Class (RMD)
4th at the National Championship Runoffs
1996 SCCA Club
National Champion T1 Class (RMD)
1995 SCCA Club
National Champion SSGT (RMD)
5th at the Mid-Ohio Runoffs
1994 SCCA Club
2nd National points SSGT Class (RMD)
1993 SCCA Club
National Champion SSGT Class
Regional Champion AS Class (RMD)
1992 SCCA PRO
5th Overall Points, World Challenge B
Best Finishes: 2nd Firebird, 3rd Sears Point, 4th Lime Rock
1992 SCCA Club
National and Regional Champion SSGT Class (RMD)
1991 SCCA Pro
4th Overall Points, Truck Guard/Shellzone Challenge
Rookie Of The Year
Best Finishes: 2nd and 3rd Sears Point, 2nd Dallas Grand Prix
1991 SCCA Club
2nd National Points and Regional Champion SSGT Class (RMD)
1990 SCCA Club
Regional Champion, ITA Class (RMD)
1989 SCCA Club
2nd, ITB Class Best Finish
1989 SCCA RMVR
1st, FF Class Best Finish
1989 SCCA WERA
2nd Mediumweight Production Class
The 24 Hours Of Nelson Ledges (Motorcycle Roadracing)
1988 CATRA
Colorado State Champion
4Stroke 4Wheel Bare Tire Class (ATV Ice Racing)
1988 GO 4 IT Challenge MC Races 1st at Mountain View Motorsport Park
1986 MRA
8th Overall Points (MC Roadracing)
1986 CMDA
Outstanding Colorado Motorcyclist (Safety Award)
1985 MRA
2nd Overall, Aspen 6 Hour Endurance (MC Roadracing)
1984 MRA
2nd, Open Production Class Points (MC Roadracing)
1983 MRA
2nd, Open Production Class Points
10th Overall Points (MC Roadracing)
1981 MRA
7th Overall Points (MC Roadracing)
2nd Summer Motorcycle Challenge (Drag Racing)
1979 CDBA
Superbike Class Champion (Drag Racing)
1974 SCCA Solo
1st Autocross, Class H (First Motorsports Event)
 
ADDITONAL EXPERIENCE
Go 4 It Racing School
High Performance Safety and Racing School for Cars & Motorcycles
President Since 1985
Positive Air, Inc.
a non-profit company that promotes self-esteem and a drug-free, high performance lifestyle in youths.
President, 1997 to 2000