Michael J. Fisher was born in Hollywood, California.
was an amateur racer who participated in 2 Grand Prix, debuting on August 27, 1967.
had raced a variety of cars prior to his
GP appearances including a Lotus 18 and Porsche 906 and 910 sports cars.
In 1967 he
entered the Canadian Grand Prix with the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 33.
himself performed respectably well in Canada, though he
was forced to take the gearbox apart himself in order to fix a leaking oil seal because all the friends who volunteered to help him were not mechanically inclined.
ended up finishing 11th.
did well in practice for the Mexican GP, qualifying 10th and he
was unfortunate not to start when a diaphragm on his
fuel metering unit ruptured.
racing career was interrupted by the Vietnam war with Mike entering pilot training in 1968.
flew a number of fighters including F-102, F-101, F-4 and F-15.
In 1994 he was assigned to the Pentagon and was CART's executive vice-president of racing for three months during 1997.
Leaving by mutual consent.
12 / 1 / 1874
was an American entrepreneur, a pioneer and promoter of the automotive, auto racing, and real estate development industries.
helped organise the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.