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Mike Streicher (January 9, 1957 – November 6, 2019)[1] was an American auto racing driver[2] from Findlay, Ohio.[3] He was the United States Automobile Club National Midget Champion of 1991 when he fielded the Streicher #8.[4][5] Together with Bobby Seymour and Seymour Enterprises of Marlboro, Massachusetts, he built the first and later manufactured the Hawk brand Midget and Quarter Midget cars.[6] He was also a teacher at University of Northwestern Ohio in their High Performance program. In 2018, Streicher was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.[7]

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  1. ^ https://speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/usac/usac-midget-champion-mike-streicher-dies-62/
  2. ^ Kallmann, Dave (May 30, 1992). "Jones Comes Up Big In Hales Midget Race". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 3B. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  3. ^ "Mike Streicher" Spring Source. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Home, Hearth on Track : No Dead of Winter for Midget Racing Because It's Hot Indoors" Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "History" National Midget Driver of the Year. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "No. 8 Hawk-Volkwagen Midget" Museum of American Speed. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "National Midget Hall of Fame class of 2018 includes Andretti, Astone, Clauson, Irwin, Marshman, Streicher". USACRacing.com. USAC Racing. November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2019.