The 2017 season marks the ninth year Mike Green will direct the U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster.
In 2009, Mike Green joined the U.S. Army racing family. In that same season, Green captured his first world championship as a crew chief while wearing the U.S. Army colors. Along the way, he directed Schumacher to five wins in seven final-round appearances with one of the victories coming at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
In 2010 and 2011, Green and his crew positioned the U.S. Army car to battle for not only event win, but positioning him for a shot at the world championship, each year finishing in the top-five, with seven final-round appearances and six number-one qualifying spots. The 2013 season proved to be the most challenging as the team battled with a new setup, netting three victories and a seventh place finish overall.
In 2014, Green and his crew led Schumacher to an eighth Top Fuel world championship title behind five event titles, six final-round appearances in all, and four No. 1 qualifying positions.
Green and the U.S. Army team followed up their most recent championship by nearly pulling off the feat once again, finishing second to fellow U.S. Army driver Antron Brown and DSR’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army team in the final standings behind three event titles, seven final-round appearances and three No. 1 qualifying efforts.
The 2016 season turned out to be a trying one with an eighth-place finish in the final standings despite two event titles – including the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis – and a victory in the $1 million, winner-take-all TRAXXAS Shootout all-start event during U.S. Nationals weekend.
Prior to joining DSR, Green worked with Don Prudhomme for five seasons, working with Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. Green began his stint with DSR in 2008 tuning the FRAM Top Fuel dragster piloted by Cory McClenathan.
Overall, Mike Green has almost 25 years drag racing experience.