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Michael Mällinen

Mallinen winning the 2011 SCCA National Runoffs in Formula Atlantic

Michael Mällinen (born March 4, 1958) is a racecar driver from the United States.

He won several championships racing in formula car and sports prototype series in IMSA, ALMS, Atlantic Championship, and SCCA. Mällinen won several US National titles in Formula Atlantic and Sports prototype series.

Mällinen had 63 grand prix starts with 18 wins, 36 podiums, 10 poles, and 10 fastest laps during his career.

Mällinen began his racing career in the 1990s driving Formula Ford and sports racers built by Lola cars in SCCA, Conference and endurance series.

In 2004, he won the SCCA C Sports Racer championship in the northeast division. Mällinen began racing Formula Atlantic in 2005. In 2006, he was the runner up in the Southeast SCCA Formula Atlantic championship driving a Ralt RT41. In 2007, he finished third in Formula Atlantic and made his debut in IMSA Lites in the L2 class driving a Stohr sports prototype. In 2008, Mällinen raced in the IMSA Lites L1 class driving an Élan Motorsport Technologies DP02 sports prototype and won the 2008 Formula Atlantic championship driving a Swift Engineering TRD 014.a for Swan Racing in the southeast division. In 2009 Mällinen made his debut in the IMSA Atlantic Championship racing for Swan Racing and won the Championship (C2) with 4 wins and 3 pole positions. In 2010, Mällinen won the American Road Race of Champions, finished third in the SCCA Formula Atlantic national championship series and third in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs driving a Swift Engineering TRD 014.a for Swan Racing. In 2010, Mällinen won 7 races and 8 pole positions. In 2011, Mällinen won the 2011 US National Championship, SCCA National Championship Runoffs, Division Championship, June Sprints, and the Triple Crown. Mällinen was the recipient of the Sports Car Club of America's 2011 Super Sweep Award in recognition of winning the National Championship, National Championship Runoffs, Division Title and various other races in a single season. In 2012, Mällinen finished second in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs driving a Swift Engineering TRD 014.a for Swan Racing. In 2013, Mällinen finished third in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs driving a Swift Engineering Cosworth 016.a for Swan Racing.

Mällinen currently resides in Washington and California.

Racing recordEdit

SCCA National Championship RunoffsEdit

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
2004 Mid-Ohio Radical SR3 Suzuki C Sports Racer 8 13 Running
2005 Mid-Ohio Stohr 05CT Suzuki C Sports Racer 13 5 Retired
2006 Heartland Park Ralt RT41 Toyota Formula Atlantic 8 11 Retired
2007 Heartland Park Ralt RT41 Toyota Formula Atlantic 13 12 Retired
2008 Heartland Park Swift 014.a Toyota Formula Atlantic 9 6 Running
2010 Road America Swift 014.a Toyota Formula Atlantic 3 3 Running
2011 Road America Swift 014.a Toyota Formula Atlantic 1 1 Running
2011 Road America Swift 014.a Toyota Formula Atlantic 2 3 Running
2014 Laguna Seca Swift 016.a Mazda-Cosworth MZR Formula Atlantic 11 1 Running

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

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Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2009 Swan Racing SEB
16
UTA
10
NJ1
14
NJ2
14
LIM ACC1 ACC2 MDO
9
TRR MOS ATL LS N.C. 0
2014 Swan Racing ATL1
7
ATL2
8
WGI1
12
WGI2
19
VIR1
7
VIR2
5
MDO1
12
MDO2
18
TOM1 TOM2 11th 160

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