“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Unknown
Mark Quitter Racing is owned and operated by Mark Quitter and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our home race track is Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.
Mark was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent his childhood years growing up in Downers Grove, Illinois. All through high school he studied auto mechanics, and continued those studies at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn Illinois. Always a love for machines: cars, motorcycles, small engines, it didn’t matter. If it ran on gas, Mark wanted to know how it worked.
All through high school and college Mark drove and worked on a variety of cars. The Chevy Camaro was his favorite and at the age of 20 purchased a 1970 Chevy Camaro SS. Built a nice small block Chevy engine for it bored .40 over, 12 bolt 4:11 posi rear end in the back, and a bulletproof 350 automatic tranny to run through the gears.
At the age of 25 Mark began racing motorcycles and converted a 1988 Suzuki Katana into a drag racing bike. He completed most of the work himself and before long was drag racing regularly at both Great Lakes Dragaway in Wisconsin and Byron Dragway in Illinois.
After taking a 10 year break Mark decided that now is the time to get back to the race track, but this time with a car. A 2004 Pontiac GTO is his current project.
Mark Quitter is more than just driving fast in a quarter mile. Mark uses drag racing to promote safe driving to teenagers while providing fun and enjoyment to his fans. Mark is proud to be promoting his sponsors award winning new book “What Teenage Drivers Don’t Know, The Unwritten Rules Of The Road”; which offers young teenage drivers a new direction in learning how to safely navigate the roadways when driving. This book is now being used as part of the driver’s education curriculum at District #203 and #204 high schools in Naperville and Aurora, Illinois.
Mark’s commitment to racing never ends and includes extensive marketing through social networking, race and off-track events, and through his website. Mark also believes that racing can be fun for everyone. Promoting the proper and safe ways of driving both on and off the track can encourage others to follow.
Interests and Hobbies
- Music – If it rocks, I’m listening
- Animal lover – Cats are cool, reptiles are fun, Both eat insects! Don’t like bugs!
- Computers – Building websites, computer problem solving
- Video Games – Playstation 4 console. Rock Band 4 anyone?
- Guitar –Still learning, but I love it
- Technology – Fascinated by how far we have come
- Ice Hockey – Sorry rest of the world, but “Let’s Go Blackhawks!”
- Movies – Love movies!
- Television – Fast N’ Loud, Counting Cars, Street Outlaws, Big Bang Theory, Documentaries