At the age of 13 years old, Mike Hill got his first taste of speed when he was going 90 mph in a 55 mph zone when he tried to get away from the State Trooper. From that very moment, Mike knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. At the age of 15 years old, he received his very first car, a 1973 Ford Mustang from his uncle. He later purchased a 1987 Ford Mustang and started street racing for many years. A few years later, after realizing it wasn't safe to street race, Mike quit street racing and started racing on the track. He converted the 1987 Ford Mustang into an Outlaw 10.5 car. He then converted the 1987 Ford Mustang into an “All Out Race Outlaw 10.5 Race Car.” And from there it’s been non-stop for him.
When American Drag Racing League (ADRL) announced that they would be adding Outlaw 10.5 class to their organization it got his attention. Outlaw 10.5 was his thing, and to be able to race in an organization as big as ADRL was something he had to do to get the needed exposure. It was a privileged for him to race with some of the best racers in ADRL. And that he did. Mike Hill befriended a lot of the ADRL racers.
When you mention the name Mike Hill to someone, they would reply back with “The Hitman”. So many people ask, “Where did the nickname “The Hitman” come from? Mike was hired to drive for many grudge races where people would bet a large sum of money. Also, he was hired to drive Outlaw 10.5 and Pro Mod cars. People notice him driving for different owners and start calling him “The Hitman”. Over the years, Mike helped so many racers along the way, while still maintaining his racing organization. Some he taught how to drive, how to work their cars, and the list goes on. While helping and teaching others along the way, Mike was given the opportunity to learn mechanical skills from some of the best racers: engine builders, nitrous tuners, and etc. in the world.