Donald O. Mitchell
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Don Mitchell, Affectionately called "Pops" by John Mitchell started racing and customizing cars back in the 1950's. A father of six children, he started racing John in Quarter Midgets in 1971. Soon Billy and Tommy Mitchell began racing too. Unfortunately, he had to give up the quarter midgets when work required his move to a rural area of Northern California. He then got the kids into Motorcycles, as well as weekly trips to Oro Dam Raceway. Another job change in the mid 80's forced his move to Virginia and finally Ohio, where he now resides. Still involved in cars, he is currently customizing a 1964 Ford Fairlane, and regularly attends car shows in the area, as well as an occasional trip to Columbus for Quarter Midget racing.