Mike Webster
Mike WebsterDriver

Mike Webster began racing at the age of 10 in the J stock outboard classes, driving both hydros and runabouts on the East Coast. He capped off a very successful introduction to boat racing by winning the 1990 J Stock Hydro Eastern Divisionals and a long, successful racing career was underway.

In 1994 Mike moved to the Inboard category and was the 1995 National High Point Champion in the Z class at 15 years old.

Through high school and college, he continued racing and accumulated numerous regional titles. At East Stroudsburg University he earned a teaching degree in Health and Physical Education and competed as a distance runner.

After college, Webster moved up to the highly competitive National Modified class and won the 2004 and 2005 National High Point Championships and World Championships in that class.

In 2006 he raced with the Unlimited Light racing group traveling the East and West Coast circuit.

2009 was Mike’s first season in an Unlimited. He drove the family’s newly acquired boat to 11th overall in National points and earned Rookie of the Year honors.

In 2010, Webster Racing improved to 7th overall in National High points and the team and driver continued to improve until disaster struck on the backstretch of the Gold Cup course on the Detroit River in July of 2012.

As Mike passed by the historic Detroit Yacht club, battling two other drivers at more than 200 mph in a boat the team had purchased from the Madison team in 2011, a devastating blow over accident turned Webster’s promising new ride into a badly broken race boat.

An extensive rebuild in the team’s Reading, Pennsylvania shop had the boat ready for the H1 Unlimited season and it was faster than ever.

Mike still makes his home in Reading, where he is a school teacher. Mike and his wife Melissa have a daughter Hailey and son Michael.

YearDateCityFinishBoat #Boat NameOwnerQual.Race
20147/6/2014MadisonDNSU-22Webster Racing Steve WebsterDNQ
 7/13/2014Detroit5thU-22Webster Racing Steve Webster141.261115.013
 7/27/2014Tri-Cities9thU-22Payne West Insurance Steve Webster147.022
 8/3/2014Seattle6thU-22Performance Tools Steve Webster139.900
 9/14/2014San Diego3rdU-22Big 5 Sporting Goods Steve Webster146.501131.775
 11/20/2014Doha6thU-22Boitano Homes Steve Webster124.135
20136/2/2013Folsom9thU-22Rocky Mountain Window Tint Steve Webster131.921
 7/7/2013MadisonCancelledU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (2) Steve Webster
 7/14/2013Detroit6thU-22Roostertail 55 Steve Webster145.273
 7/28/2013Tri-Cities9thU-22Payne West Insurance Steve Webster130.000
 8/4/2013Seattle6thU-22Performance Tools Steve Webster137.346122.767
 9/1/2013Coeur D’Alene9thU-22Payne West Insurance Steve Webster134.657
 9/15/2013San Diego6thU-22Big 5 Sporting Goods Steve Webster141.349
20127/8/2012Madison10thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (2) Steve Webster137.717
 7/15/2012Detroit11thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (2) Steve Webster150.357
20117/3/2011Madison10thU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (2) Steve Webster128.818
 7/10/2011DetroitDNFU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (2) Steve WebsterNo Speeds
 7/31/2011Tri-Cities10thU-22Campaign WSU Steve Webster149.571
 8/7/2011Seattle12thU-22Campaign WSU Steve Webster139.678
 11/19/2011DohaDNSU-22Oryx Cup Steve WebsterDNQ
20107/4/2010Madison6thU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (1) Steve Webster134.940118.325
 7/11/2010Detroit9thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1) Steve Webster139.383
 7/25/2010Tri-Cities10thU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (1) Steve Webster136.622
 8/8/2010Seattle11thU-22Great Scott! Steve Webster130.057
 9/19/2010San Diego11thU-22Great Scott! Steve Webster141.819
 11/20/2010Doha6thU-22Great Scott! Steve WebsterDNQ97.549
20097/5/2009Madison10thU-22Servpro (1) Steve WebsterDNQ
 7/12/2009Detroit11thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1) Steve Webster138.060
 7/26/2009Tri-Cities7thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1) Steve Webster140.466115.455
 8/2/2009Seattle12thU-22Miss Airbag Services Steve Webster131.365
 8/23/2009Evansville10thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1) Steve Webster129.029
 11/21/2009Doha9thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1) Steve Webster119.848
Steve & Sue Webster
Steve & Sue WebsterOwners

Webster Racing of Reading, Pennsylvania is very much a family operation. Steve Webster, a former inboard racer himself, and his wife Sue watched son Mike develop into one of the top inboard racers on the East Coast as a teen-ager, moving quickly up through the ranks of the National Mod and Unlimited Light classes.

With plans to join the H1 Unlimited Series, Webster Racing purchased the U-3 Master Tire hull in 2007 and spent two years making the conversion from piston to turbine power. Mike would be named the 2009 H1 Unlimited Rookie of the Year in his first year as an unlimited driver.

Before the 2011 season, the team purchased the ex-Oh Boy! Oberto hull that the Miss Madison team had used as a backup hull since their new hull was finished in 2007. Coming in at almost 1000 lbs. lighter than their old hull “Tubby”, the new U-22 Great Scott! presents Matrix Automotive Finishes promised a significant boost in performance, and with extensive tuning and refitting, the team made the “new” hull race-ready for the 2011 season.

The new hull made the team more competitive and showed great progress until a devastating crash at the 2012 Gold Cup sidelined the team for the rest of the season. The boat underwent a major rebuild and returned to the series in 2013. In 2014 the team took a major step forward, finishing in sixth place on the season.

YearDateCityDriverFinishBoat #Boat NameQual.Race
20147/6/2014MadisonMike WebsterDNSU-22Webster RacingDNQ
7/13/2014DetroitMike Webster5thU-22Webster Racing141.261115.013
7/27/2014Tri-CitiesMike Webster9thU-22Payne West Insurance147.022
8/3/2014SeattleMike Webster6thU-22Performance Tools139.900
9/14/2014San DiegoMike Webster3rdU-22Big 5 Sporting Goods146.501131.775
11/20/2014DohaMike Webster6thU-22Boitano Homes124.135
20136/2/2013FolsomMike Webster9thU-22Rocky Mountain Window Tint131.921
7/7/2013MadisonMike WebsterCancelledU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (2)
7/14/2013DetroitMike Webster6thU-22Roostertail 55145.273
7/28/2013Tri-CitiesMike Webster9thU-22Payne West Insurance130.000
8/4/2013SeattleMike Webster6thU-22Performance Tools137.346122.767
9/1/2013Coeur D’AleneMike Webster9thU-22Payne West Insurance134.657
9/15/2013San DiegoMike Webster6thU-22Big 5 Sporting Goods141.349
20127/8/2012MadisonMike Webster10thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (2)137.717
7/15/2012DetroitMike Webster11thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (2)150.357
20117/3/2011MadisonMike Webster10thU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (2)128.818
7/10/2011DetroitMike WebsterDNFU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (2)No Speeds
7/31/2011Tri-CitiesMike Webster10thU-22Campaign WSU149.571
8/7/2011SeattleMike Webster12thU-22Campaign WSU139.678
11/19/2011DohaMike WebsterDNSU-22Oryx CupDNQ
20107/4/2010MadisonMike Webster6thU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (1)134.940118.325
7/11/2010DetroitMike Webster9thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1)139.383
7/25/2010Tri-CitiesMike Webster10thU-22Miss Broadway Tavern (1)136.622
8/8/2010SeattleMike Webster11thU-22Great Scott!130.057
9/19/2010San DiegoMike Webster11thU-22Great Scott!141.819
11/20/2010DohaMike Webster (Q/3/4/F)6thU-22Great Scott!DNQ97.549
20097/5/2009MadisonMike Webster10thU-22Servpro (1)DNQ
7/12/2009DetroitMike Webster11thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1)138.060
7/26/2009Tri-CitiesMike Webster7thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1)140.466115.455
8/2/2009SeattleMike Webster12thU-22Miss Airbag Services131.365
8/23/2009EvansvilleMike Webster10thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1)129.029
11/21/2009DohaMike Webster9thU-22Matrix System Automotive Finishes (1)119.848
U-22 Webster Racing
U-22 Webster RacingCrew
  • Craig Bonar – Assistant Crew Chief
  • Dean Boike – Turbine Specialist
  • Al Carstensen – Backup Driver / Props
  • Mark Grebe – Turn Fin Specialist
  • Jerry Kelson – Deck / Gearbox Specialist
  • Cameron Bonar – Hull Maintenance
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  • Founded: 2009
  • Home Port: Reading, PA
  • Boat Colors: White/Red/Blue
  • Associate Sponsors: Payne West Insurance, Matrix System, Boitano Homes, Deka Battery, Van Industries
  • Engine: Lycoming T-55/L-7 Turbine
  • 2015 Boat Points: 1482
  • 2015 Driver Points: 1482
  • 2015 Season Finish: 11th