A competitive drag racer since his late teenage years, Marty Ladwig entered the sport behind the wheel of his own Firebird and on a number of motorcycles. He won the American Motorcylist Association (AMA)/Prostar 600 Supersport class two years in succession, then transitioned to racing cars in 2001. The following year, Marty Ladwig became a member of the General Motors team as the driver of a Pontiac Sunfire.
After a period of testing, in which he collaborated closely with General Motors professionals, he began racing the Pontiac Sunfire’s new model in 2003. In the 2003-2004 seasons, Marty Ladwig won the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Hot Rod class championships. In 2005, he became the first driver of GM’s Chevy Cobalt Pro FWD, powered by the Ecotec engine. As his career progressed, Marty Ladwig set a number of racing records, including becoming the first front wheel drive racer to exceed 200 miles per hour in the quarter mile. Now the owner of a racing team, Marty Ladwig continues to pursue record-breaking results.