Record updated 15-Jan-07
Millionaire male model, racing driver and winner of 9News' 2002 local bachelor contest, Schuitemaker races in the Grand Am Cup in the USA
Michiel Schuitemaker is a wealthy racing driver from Cincinnati, Ohio. A millionaire and Elite model, he flies his own plane and in 2002 he won 9News' 2002 local bachelor contest.
Voted by almost 20,000 people as the most eligible bachelor in the Tri-state area he got married in 2003.
Michiel started to compete in amateur racing in 1996 with the Porsche Club of America as well as the SCCA. Ready for a new challenge in 2003, he turned professional competing in the Grand Am Cup. Schuitemaker drove the new Nissan 350Z. As with any new car, there were some teething problems. But despite these, he took won 3rd place in the 2003 Grand Am Championship Team Points and 4th place in the Drivers Points.
Having ironed out some of the problems, he returned in 2004 taking another 3rd place in the Team Points and 2nd place in the Driver standings. he made four starts in 2005 with a best finish of fifth in the Grand-Am Cup Series GS class at Barber Motorsports Park.