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.