Michael Sroka, Jr
Interview - 2005
Sroka, Jr - Ten Quick Facts
|| Smithfield, PA
||Polaris Predator 500
||5 years old
||Creamed Chicken & Biscuits
2nd Place Overall at “The General”, A Class
1st Place - 6 Hours of ATV America Rausch Creek, PA, and
A Class 2nd place - 12 hours of ATV America Ft Dodge, IA.
Win GNCC A Class Championship and continue to climb in the
Racer & Why?
Barry Hawk because he eats, sleeps, and breathes racing.
He is the definition of a true champion.
type of physical training do you do?
Running, Basketball, and occasional weight lifting.
often do you Practice & Where?
Actually not as often as I would like because my work schedule
limits my free time.
you practice with anyone?
Yes. Jeff Miller, Alan Howell, Jeff Pickens, and occasionally
do you race in the GNCC Series?
It provides me with the opportunity to travel across the
country, see new things, meet interesting people, and race
as a bonus.
are some of your highlights from this season?
2nd place finish at “The General” and “Big
Buck”, and several holeshots
race this season would you like to forget?
Definitely the Ironman. At the 10 second call, I was left
working on my machine due to an unexplained electrical failure.
were your favorite racers this year & why?
Any that I finished in front of Harlen, Just kidding. Actually,
I enjoyed each round.
were your worst races this year & why?
The ones in which I was unable to compete, because every
race is a valuable learning experience.
was the most important thing you learned this year?
A rider is only as good as his equipment and pit crew.
there any locations you wish were added or removed from
the GNCC Series?
Two words, "High Point." I would love to see the
series come back to Southwest PA.
other changes you would like to see in the GNCC Series?
Nothing drastic, I believe Racer Productions has everything
class do you plan on racing in 2005?
Unsure at this point, depends greatly on what type of support
I receive for next season.
are your winter plans?
Train and prepare for opening round in Texas.
you excited about heading back to Texas next year?
Yes. I really enjoyed the track in Texas, despite the drive.
you expect more factory involvement next season?
many people do you have in your pit crew & names?
That's a tough one, since it varies so much. I have more
of a "pit family." Wilson Racing, Travalena Racing,
and Kuhnle Racing.
you consider racing some GNC races if they weren’t
the same weekend most of the year?
Wilson Racing, Sport Rider Outdoors, Pro Armor, R.E.M.,
Maxxis, Klotz, Rath Racing, Hot Seat Performance, and Cycra