In 2013 Mike received recognition for his 23 years of service with the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championship. In those 23 years Mike participated in all aspects of the truck driving championship included the introduction of a Team Award and Rookie Award. Of the 23 years with the CORTDC 13 of those years were as Planning Committee Chairperson and the last 2 years as Past Chair.

In September of 2013 the Ontario Truck Driving Championship honoured Mike with the Bill Russel Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Truck Driving Championships. This award was in recognition for his contributions and years of service to the truck driving championship.

Over the years Mike has introduced countless drivers to the truck driving championships. Mike has seen many drivers continue onto the Provincial Truck Driving Championship Level.