Lee began racing at the age of 12 on the Florida dirt tracks. After winning over 350 feature events in the state, he got his big break and landed a NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup ride with Slender U figure salons as the sponsor and a teammate to Butch Miller. Lee went on to win the Texas Pete Rookie of the year in the All-American Challenge series and won several races. Four years later and much experience gained, Lee moved his family back to Florida and began building race cars. While he was busy building top notch modifieds, Lee was also winning Super Late model races in the Florida Pro Series.
Michael started driving in 1997 and by 2000 he was the S.A.R.A Rookie of the year in the Florida late model series. Michael took over where Lee left off in 2002, winning races in the Florida Pro Series. Michael then won the 2002 FPS Rookie of the year. In 2003 Michael got the call from long time family friend David Reutimann to drive the car he stepped out of in the NASCAR All-Pro series under the Pennzoil banner. In 2005, Michael signed a contract to drive for MB3 motorsports in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup series where he once again took the Rookie of the year title, the whole time having his dad as the team’s General Manager.
What started as a single car operation in the backyard of their house in Florida has now grown to a top-notch race team fielding cars in the NASCAR Whelen All-American, UARA-STARS, NASCAR K&N Pro, and ARCA Racing Series. LFRD offers driver development opportunities that will allow any star driver to progress at their own pace from Limited Late Models to Late Model Stocks, and then on into the ranks of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and/or the ARCA Racing Series.
Unlike most “rental” programs, LFRD offers race winning equipment including K&N Pro Series and ARCA cars built by people like Evernham Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports and Venturini Motorsports and Late Model Stock Cars with Roger Johnson and Greg Marlowe’s latest front clips. Lee and Michael Faulk pride themselves in going above and beyond to make sure when they show up at the track, they’ve got a shot at ending up in victory lane, no matter who’s in the seat.
So if you think your driver has got what it takes to compete with the top names at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, or you just want to spend a day with them testing to evaluate the program, stop by and visit them at the Charlotte Racers Expo to see if Lee Faulk Racing & Development could be your next racing home!