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|Marc Anthony Powe|
Marc Anthony Powe was born on August 18th 1967 in Mobile, Alabama. At a young age he loved hot wheels, toy racetracks and dune buggies. This influence came from his dad who always had a muscle car. At age 4 his dad purchased a 450cc Honda street motorcycle and from that day forward he loved motorcycles as well. His father owned many more motorcycles and Marc recalls riding on the back with his dad on some occasions. He would tell his dad, “Go fast daddy, go fast.” His dad also began attending drag racing events in Bowling Green, Kentucky and would come home and tell Marc about drag motorcycle racers such as Granddaddy Joe Smith and Russ Collins. Marc’s dad always had hotrod and motorcycle magazines around the house and he would look at them for hours at a time.
After completing his education, Marc began a career in technical recruiting and business development. In 1996 he married his college sweetheart and In April of 1997 he accepted a job transfer opportunity to Atlanta, Georgia. During this time he upgraded his motorcycle to compete in Top Gas and he raced at select national and regional motorcycle drag racing events in addition to frequently traveling to his home town of Mobile Alabama to race with friends.