…..Mic Sites’ heavily nitroused big block ’72 Cheyenne “crowd pleaser” pick-up
Eastside Raceway was the place where Michael “Mic” Sites first cut his teeth in drag racing. “It was 1976 and I was just 18 years old,” recalled Sites. “And I have to give my father, B. J. Sites, owner of Sites Parts Co., thanks for helping me pursue my passion for racing. He is the reason I got hooked on all of this.”
If you have the opportunity to meet Sites today, all these years later, his enthusiasm and energy for the sport is as contagious as it was back then. He definitely loves all things horsepower and has a special affection for his 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pick-up truck: RATATAK.
Sites seemed to enjoy putting a name to his fast cars at early age, too, as he called his first race car, a 1969 Camaro, “Super Mouse,” which incidentally at he time was on the top of the list of fastest street racers in Franklin, West Virginia. I could be found at Eastside Raceway every weekend they were open and had several wins shifting a 4-speed M22 trans Camaro. Eastside was sort of famous back then as Bunny Burkette, also from Franklin, WV raced her Cotton Pony Pro stock there, as well…. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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