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Michael J. Fisher

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Executive Vice President

Racing for Championship Auto Racing Teams , Inc.

Employment History

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SpeedCenter IndyCar News - News Tidbits From Around IndyCar, 19 Feb 2005 [cached]
Fisher Named To Oversee CART's Racing DivisionDETROIT - Michael J. Fisher, who has a comprehensive background in the areas of high technology, management and motorsports competition, has been named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Racing for Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.
Fisher begins his duties in January.
Fisher will be responsible for all racing activities within CART.
Fisher is completing an outstanding 30-year Air Force career, having attained the rank of Colonel.He is an accomplished aviator who has logged 4,430 hours of flight time, including 3,404 hours in fighter jets . He has flown F-15, F-4, F-101, F-102, T-33, T-38 and T-37 aircraft, and has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.
In addition to his flying accomplishments, Fisher is highly skilled in the management of large-scale technical projects, complex problem solving and managing large groups of people.He held a number of positions in the Air Force, including Chief of Safety, Deputy Commander for Maintenance, and Chief of Training, all for the 142nd Fighter group.Most recently, he served as Investigations Officer under the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General.
We look forward to Mike becoming a senior member of the CART management team."
Fisher also brings a wealth of personal experience in motor sport.He has raced in many classes, including Can-Am and Formula Atlantic, as well as tested Trans-Am cars.He also holds the distinction of being the youngest American to take part in a Formula One event when, in 1967 at the age of 24, he finished 11th in the Canadian Grand Prix.
"Joining CART is a great opportunity," Fisher said.
Mike ..., 15 Aug 2011 [cached]
Mike Fisher
Michael J. Fisher was born in Hollywood, California. He was an amateur racer who participated in 2 Grand Prix, debuting on August 27, 1967. He 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.
Fisher 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. He ended up finishing 11th. He 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.
His racing career was interrupted by the Vietnam war with Mike entering pilot training in 1968. He 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
Fisher was an American entrepreneur, a pioneer and promoter of the automotive, auto racing, and real estate development industries. He helped organise the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
17. Mike Fisher, Lotus ..., 28 Nov 2009 [cached]
17. Mike Fisher, Lotus 33-BRM V-8
Perhaps no entry into the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix illustrates how things have changed over the years than American independent racer, Mike Fisher. He had entered Jim Clark's championship-winning Lotus 33, now powered by a BRM engine, for his first Grand Prix. After suffering gearbox problems in the initial practice, Mike was forced to take apart the gearbox himself and make repairs.
Despite serving as his own mechanic for the weekend, Mike would start 17th and work his way up to eleventh. He would also race in the 1967 Mexican Grand Prix where he retired. This would prove to be his last race as Fisher started pilot training for Vietnam. He spent some time at the Pentagon and also served briefly as CART's vice president of racing in 1997.
Icefest, 2 Mar 2012 [cached]
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