Pete Michel passed suddenly on August 3, 2018. He was an amazing father, friend and mentor. He was very well known in the karting world, his true passion. This is from an article released the day before his passing:
“This win for Matt Michel was just the icing on the cake for the Pete Michel racing team as it was the patriarch’s 70th birthday on Saturday. The name Pete Michel has been synonymous with the karting industry for many decades. Pete himself started racing in 1958 and then started building motors for other racers in 1967. He has since passed down his love of racing to his children Matt and Ashley. They too have added many wins to the racing team and the tradition will continue when Pete himself starts racing again in the Vintage Sprint class in the near future.”
Pete leaves behind a family that relied upon his grace and devotion to them. This fund has been established to assist his loving wife with any expenses related to his untimely and tragic death.