At the young age of 10, Michael Self began racing go-karts in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. By age 15, Michael racked up wins in local and regional karting championships, and was selected to represent the U.S. in the junior karting world championship.
He soon graduated to racing – and winning – with full-size race cars and began his partnership with sponsor Sinclair Oil for the last race in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2016. Michael and Sinclair continued their success with ARCA and K&N-West races in 2017, joining forces with the Venturini Team for 2018 and 2019. The three look forward to continuing the partnership for the full series once again in 2020.
Michael has picked up seven wins, 25 top-five finishes and five pole awards during his ARCA career. His top victories include the 2017 Kansas 150, the 2018 Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire – which was the season opener at Daytona International Speedway – and most recently the 2019 Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. He also spends time coaching and spotting for various drivers. In 2020, you can watch Michael behind the wheel of the No. 25 Sinclair Toyota.
Both Michael and Venturini Motorsports have personal attachments to Sinclair Oil – Michael is a native of Utah, where Sinclair Oil bases its executive offices; and stock car racing pioneer Tony Venturini, grandfather to Venturini Motorsports team owner Billy Venturini Jr., owned a Sinclair Oil Service Station in Chicago.