While he has been around fast machines most of his life, Ike Maier has only
raced for a handful of years.
“I guess you could say I’m a bit of a
thrill-seeker,” said Maier, who finished fourth in the Pro Modified Racing
Association (PMRA) in 2007, his rookie year. “About four years ago I went to the
track, saw the Pro Modifieds, and said ‘that’s what I want to do’.”
So after running in the OSCA Outlaw
Street class in 2006, Maier stepped up his racing endeavors, and now owns and
drives the Maier Motorsports 1969 Chevy Camaro-bodied Pro Modified. His
competition background includes motocross motorcycles and powerboat racing, but
he said driving one of the world’s fastest door slammers has taken him to a new
level of speed and acceleration.
Powered by an Atchison-prepared Alan Johnson
526-cubic inch blown engine in a G-Force Race Cars chassis, Maier continues to
get more comfortable and quicker passes each time he goes down the