Starting out in US Formula Super Vee, the single-seat Can-Am series, and North American Formula Atlantic in the late 70's including a 7th place points finish in the 1977 Formula Atlantic season, Mead later made 7 starts in the CART Championship Car series from 1980 to 1983. His best finish was 9th place at the Spring race at Phoenix International Raceway in 1982. He attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1981 and 1982 but failed to find enough speed to qualify in 1981 and was bumped from the field the following year. After his experience in CART, Mead moved onto the popular IMSA Camel GT series where he drove for a variety of different teams from 1983 to 1988 without much success.
- Glick, Shav. Alabama Gang Has Lost Another, Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1993
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