Dave Mulder, from Ovid, is one of Michigan’s most active drivers with a career that started back in 1966. He has won seven track championships and over 100 feature wins. He has run at 14 Michigan tracks during his career. In 1970 and 1971, Dave was nearly unbeatable at Galesburg Speedway and earned both the title of the Flyin’ Farmer, and recognition of his talents from neighboring tracks such as Midvale Speedway in Ohio, where he received invitations to compete in numerous Late Model Invitationals.
On July 4, 1973 at Berlin Raceway, Dave was involved in a serious accident not only bringing his season to an end, but also bringing his streak of 4 consecutive feature wins to a stop.
Dave won track titles at Galesburg Speedway in 1970, 1971 and 1972, the Jackson Motor Speedway in 1970 and 1971, and Spartan Speedway in 1970 and 1971.
Some of his career highlights include the 1967 Rookie of the Year and winning the Michigan State Invitationals at Galesburg in both 1971 and 1972.
He competed for 20 years in the Late Model division where he physically and financially maintained his own race team. Due to Dave’s work on the family farm and other commitments he has had to limit his racing to the IMCA Modified class, where he has consistently finished in the top 10 in final points for the past seven years at Owosso Speedway.
In 1988 Dave and his wife Kris lost all of their possessions in a home fire, including all documented racing career achievements.