Mike Senica

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Mike Senica
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Born (1966-04-26) April 26, 1966 (age 51)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
6 races run over 1 year
Truck no., team No. 83 (Copp Motorsports)
No. 57 (Norm Benning Racing)
First race 2017 M&M's 200 (Iowa)
Last race 2017 UNOH 175 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 23, 2017.

Mike Senica (born April 26, 1966), aka Mike Flyte, is an American professional stock car racing driver and professional wrestler. He currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series.

Racing career[edit]

Senica competed in Formula Ford racing in the mid 1990s; he was mentored by former Indy 500 Dennis Vitolo to acquire sponsors to support his racing efforts. He attended the Fast-Track Racing School in 2005 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and earned his ARCA license; he made his debut in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010, driving for Peterson Motorsports at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, finishing 30th in his debut.[1] He competed in five additional races between 2010 and 2012, posting a best finish of 30th in his debut at Mansfield,[2] and finishing tied for 87th in points in 2012 for his best points finish.[3]

In 2013, Senica moved to the ARCA Truck Series, driving for Team Wilson Driver Development as a teammate to Devin Moran, and Bobby Dale Earnhardt.[4] In August, he joined Mike Harmon Racing as a development driver, planning to make his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series later that season.[5] Senica's best finish was 10th place at Lake County Speedway on October 13 driving for Spear Motorsports.

In December 2014, Team Stange Racing announced that Senica would be joining their team in 2015 and will compete in the NASCAR K&N Series in select races starting at New Smyrna Speedway during NASCAR's Speedweeks in Daytona Beach, Florida. He later signed on with LaCross Motorsports. Senica ran in the Super Cup Stock Car Series with LaCross Motorsports along with the NASCAR K&N Series.Senica finished 15th in the points in the Super Cup Series. On July 25, raced in the ARCA Racing Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and he finished in 27th place. He ran in the ARCA Truck Series at Jennerstown Speedway on September 13 and finished in 10th place for SPEAR Motorsports. On December 18, 2014 Team Stange Racing announced that Senica would be joining their team for select races in 2015 and will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starting at New Smyrna Speedway in February 2015 during Speedweeks in Daytona Beach, Florida. Senica's No. 47 Bell Plantation Chevrolet suffered damage after crashing during practice at New Smyrna and was unable to enter the race.[6] On April 4, Senica started 25th at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and finished in 24th with handling issues. Senica finished in 20th place at Columbus Motor Speedway on July 4. Senica ran at Iowa Speedway on July 31, starting in the 38th position and finished in 33rd in the NASCAR K&N East/West combined race. Senica signed with Spraker Racing as of August 29. On September 10 he started 31st at Richmond and finished in 32nd.

On January 17, 2016, Senica tested for Peterson Motorsports at the Daytona International Speedway in the ARCA Series. It was announced on March 8 that Senica will be returning to the ARCA Racing Series at Nashville Speedway with Peterson Motorsports. Senica ran the ARCA Racing Series road course event at NJMP on May 29 for Hixson Motorsports and ran as high as 18th but, unfortunately he was taken out by another car and finished in 22nd. On June 19, Senica started 17th at the Madison International Speedway and finished in 19th after suffering a blown engine. On June 26, Senica started 19th at Winchester Speedway and after overheating issues, he finished in 18th place. July 9, Senica started 23rd and finished in 23rd at Iowa Speedway. On July 22, Senica started 29 and finished 29th after he lost his steering at Lucas Oil Raceway. On August 6, Senica started 20th and finished in 17th which was his best career finish in the ARCA Racing Series at Berlin Speedway. August 21, Senica competed in his first dirt race and finished in 22nd. September 10, Senica raced at Salem Speedway and started in 21rst and finished in 20th. Senica made his ARCA Racing debut at Kentucky Speedway on September 23 and started 29th and finished in 20th, which was his fifth top-twenty finish this year. In the ARCA Racing Series finale at Kansas Speedway, Senica started 19th and finished in 23rd and he clinched a top-20 in the final points for 2016. In 2017, Senica is running for Hixson Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series and started 36th at Daytona International Speedway and finished a respectable 23rd. Senica started 28th at Nashville Speedway and had to deal with a blown motor to finish in 29th. Senica announced on May 24 that he would be driving the No. 83 Chevrolet Silverado for Copp Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning at Iowa on June 23. He started 32 and went on to finish in 21rst. Senica ran at Pocono with Norm Benning Racing's 57 team, finishing in 30th. Mike started 30th at Michigan Speedway on August 12th and finished in 27th.

Wrestling[edit]

Senica participates in professional wrestling under the stage name Mike Flyte,[4] and was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Afa, the Wild Samoan. He has also worked under the names Padrone, Masked Superstar and The Machine.[citation needed] Currently, he works as the manager for D-Ray 3000 in the International Wrestling Network.[citation needed] Mike Flyte debuted at WXW Sportsfest as the manager for Jeff "the future" Coleman back in 2004. The pair went on to feud with notable superstars such as The Great Samu, Rikishi and Don Muraco.[7] After two years in WXW, both Flyte and Coleman moved onto RPWF where they worked with former WWE Superstars Ivory and Dustin Runnels and the New Age Outlaws. Flyte then went on his own and he worked for various independent companies such as RPWF, ACPW and LCW. Senica also tagged with WWE/TNA star Jason Static where they were known as the "Flyte-Crew" and they also worked at VPW and CCW and were un-defeated in their matches in 2009/10. Mike also worked with Melissa Coates, who was his valet in 2007–2008 and she was known as "Mile High" Melissa. In November 2013, Mike Flyte and Rick Baker made their Lancaster Championship Wrestling debut and their opponent was Ring of Honor Superstar Jay Diesel.[8] Baker lost to Diesel and Mike Flyte vowed his revenge. The pair also introduced their International Wrestling Network Heavyweight Title to the United States. The pair have worked all over the United States and have been on demand from various promoters. On 10/25/2014, Rick Baker faced Total Non Stop Action Superstar SharkBoy at LCW. When Mike Flyte tried to interject, Baker slugged Flyte, which cost them the match. It was announced that Senica will be managing TNA-Knockout Raquel at Conquer Pro-Wrestling starting the summer of 2016. Coleman and Flyte are back after a hiatus from competing full time and are working in several independent organizations along the east coast as of 7/28/17.

Personal life[edit]

A resident of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Senica is a graduate of Central Bucks High School West. Senica started Motorsport Concepts, a sports marketing company that allows him to obtain corporate sponsors and run marketing programs for his clients. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot License and is a certified flight instructor. He also operates Paws to the Pedal, an animal rescue program.[citation needed]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2017 Copp Motorsports 83 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW
21
KEN ELD -* -*
Norm Benning Racing 57 Chevy POC
30
MCH
27
BRI
DNQ
MSP
30
CHI
32
NHA
28
LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts
2015 Team Stange Racing 47 Chevy NSM GRE
24
BRI IOW BGS LGY COL
20
NHA 33rd 79
45 IOW
21
GLN MOT VIR
37 Toyota RCH
32
DOV

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ARSC Pts
2010 Peterson Motorsports 06 Ford DAY PBE SLM TEX TAL TOL POC MCH IOW MFD
30
POC BLN NJE
33
ISF CHI DSF TOL 95th 170
0 Chevy SLM
31
KAN CAR
2011 Carter 2 Motorsports 04 Dodge DAY TAL SLM TOL NJE CHI POC MCH WIN BLN IOW IRP POC ISF MAD
32
DSF SLM KAN 145th 95
Hixson Motorsports 29 Chevy TOL
DNQ
2012 28 DAY MOB
DNQ
SLM
32
TAL TOL ELK POC MCH WIN 88th 220
95 NJE
32
IOW CHI
Fast Track Racing Enterprises 10 Ford IRP
35
POC BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF KAN
2014 Carter 2 Motorsports 40 Dodge DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP
27
POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 134th 95
2016 Peterson Motorsports 0 Ford DAY NSH
32
SLM TAL TOL 20th 1330
Hixson Motorsports 2 Chevy NJE
22
POC MCH
64 MAD
19
WIN
18
IOW
23
IRP
29
POC BLN
17
ISF
22
DSF
24
SLM
20
CHI KEN
20
KAN
23
2017 3 DAY
23
NSH
29
SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP
20
WIN
DNQ
ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI
23
KEN KAN -* -*
31 POC
29

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Mike Senica - ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  3. ^ "ARCA Racing Series standings for 2012". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Team Wilson Brings the "Fearsome Foursome" to Toledo Speedway". ARCA Truck Series. May 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Senica joins Harmon developement [sic] program". Jayski's Camping World Truck Series Silly Season Site. ESPN. August 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  6. ^ "NKNPS East New Smyrna 2/15/15 Entry List". 
  7. ^ WrestlingData
  8. ^ "Lancaster Championship Wrestling returns to the Lancaster Host Resort on Saturday, May 30th!". 

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