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As the afternoon hours of December 13th began, the racing world began to learn some of the saddest news it’s endured in years as one of the innovators and most professional souls in the sport had passed away. Mike Modeste, better known to the world as ‘Mustang Mike’, he was well-known, well-respected, and loved by many in this great sport.
Gone Too Soon: “Mustang Mike” Modeste Passes Away At 45. SMALL TIRE RACING LEGEND “MUSTANG MIKE” MODESTE PASSES AWAY FROM APPARENT HEART ATTACK
Dear racing fans. I’m sorry to inform you that Mustang Mike has passed away at his house in New York.
While his massive reputation certainly reached beyond the small tire Mustang world, that was the arena in which Brooklyn-based Mike Modeste, know by all simply as “Mustang Mike”, established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Mike became the first African-American national series champion when he won his first championship with the NSCA in 2000. He would go on to win championships in 2003, 2004, and 2007, then won a pair of titles in 2007.
MMM-003Mike was also the fourth member of the Six Second (quarter mile) Radial club, a accomplishment in which Mike took a great deal of pride. His twin ProCharged Mustang had most recently found the winner’s circle at Maryland International Dragway’s World Cup Finals, the final race Mustang Mike competed in. He had also taken the winner’s check in LDR at Radial Fest in Huntsville Alabama a couple of months earlier, adding to his massive win list. Mike, a Ford technician by day, also helped other teams with his tuning expertise when he wasn’t behind the wheel.
A testament to the man behind the Mustang Mike persona, a massive outpouring of support and love spread across social media upon the news of his unexpected passing, with post after post remembering Modeste’s infectious smile, his willingness to help his fellow racers, and his unfailing friendliness.
We at Speed Society send our sincerest condolences to Mike’s family, friends and fans. Godspeed, Mustang Mike. You will be missed by all, but never forgotten.
Sad news to report from the world of drag racing as pioneering small tire racer, multi-time NSCA champion, very recent World Cup winner, and highly respected racer “Mustang Mike” Modeste has died. Reports we have fielded say that Modeste passed away unexpectedly and suddenly at his home. He was seen hanging out, talking, and in fine spirits at the PRI show last week in Indy. His 2016 season was a strong one and his career ended with a big win at the Maryland International Raceway World Cup Finals signaling the umpteenth time that he had prevailed over a tough field of competitors. Modeste also proved that he still had the touch by winning the hotly contested Radialfest event at Huntsville Dragway in 2016 as well.
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Mustang Mike Modeste is a six-time World Champion of (NSCA), earning his Championship titles in 2000, and again in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2 titles in 2007.
Brooklyn, New York. USA
Dear racing fans. I’m sorry to inform you that Mustang Mike has passed away at his house in New York. More details coming soon
— Mustang Mike Racing (@MMM_Racing) December 14, 2016