Michael Koegel to Campaign 1970 MG Midget at Groesbeck Grand Prix

Groesbeck Grand Prix Staff

Michael's 1970 MG Midget was originally built to compete in the SCCA Super Production class. Today it has a Nissan SR20DE running twin 45 Weber’s carburetors, coupled to a 5-Speed transmission. The suspension has been upgraded with adjustable tube shocks front and rear complemented with anti-tramp bars, pan hard bar, a limited-slip differential, and stronger racing half shafts.

Michael fell in love with British cars at a young age and eventually found his first MG, a 1975 Midget. He restored it in his senior year of high school and took it with him to college and it continued to serve him as he started his first job. He ended up selling the car, but shortly thereafter, found this 1970 midget and I quickly scooped it up. The car was never fully finished and rarely driven. After a little work, he was able to get his new Midget road worth and started to get back into racing. Michael has been auto crossing the car and working up to track days.

Racing, and cars in general, is like a family tradition for Michael. Like many his father introduced him to racing at a young age. From stories of racing at many tracks, then traveling up and down the east coast, to watching him race dirt track cars at the local track in San Angelo, TX. Michael started out racing go-karts around different tracks in west Texas. That progressed into dirt track racing, which all had to stop as he went through college. After college, Michael became a diesel mechanic and moved to south Texas where he currently resides with his wife and daughter.

Michael will be competing in his Midget in this year's Groesbeck Grand Prix H2 class.