Andy Hess, is from Whittemore, MI between West Branch and Tawas City, and has been racing off and on for nearly 30 years. His dad worked on cars, and they had friends who raced so Andy spent a lot of time hanging around the track as a kid. He started racing Street Stocks at the age of 14. Andy took an official break from racing while he was in the Army, but still managed to fit in some unofficial race time while in the service, thanks in part to his buddies and a commanding officer who loved the sport. Andy has been racing Modifieds for about 10 or 11 years now in car #18. When he isn’t racing, Andy works for Consumer’s Energy. He is an avid hunter, and enjoys shooting hoops with his son, or watching him play basketball for Mio High School.