By Jeff Pederson-Pedal Down Promotions
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) March 8, 2018 – After spending the bulk of the past eight seasons competing in various non-wing and winged Sprint Car events in the Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania region, Plymouth native Adam Miller is set to return to his Wisconsin home turf to contest the complete 28-event 2018 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) schedule.
Miller will team up with his brother, Justin, who is coming off a career-best runner-up showing in the 2017 MSA and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (PDTR) 360 Sprint Car standings, to form a potent two-car Miller Family Motorsports Team in 2018.
“Our 2018 season will be focused 100 percent with the MSA and a couple ‘fun’ dates sprinkled in, so I can get my non-wing fix,” Miller said. “My brother, Justin, and I are looking to chase point titles with both MSA and PDTR. We have a good program set up and we’re super excited to take on the schedule as teammates which has been a dream of ours since watching the Winged Mods at Plymouth as little tikes.”
During the upcoming 2018 season, Miller is primed to enter 21 events at the one-third mile Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., where he got his start in racing competing with PDTR and MSA in 2006.
“My rookie season was in a 360 Winged Sprint Car back in 2006,” Miller said. “I ran at Plymouth and with the MSA. I think I finished 12th in MSA points that year. I had rented a ride from Randy Sippel a half a dozen times before that and crewed for Randy’s Open Wheel Driving School program, as well as T.J. Luedke from 2000 to 2005.
“My dad took me to the races at Plymouth when I was young, and I have been full throttle ever since then,” he said. “There isn’t much I’m more passionate about than racing.”
After a couple of seasons competing in the 360 Sprint Car division, Miller advanced to the 410 Winged Sprint Car ranks in 2009 where he found success with the Wisconsin Outlaw Sprints Series.
“I was the 2009 Wisconsin Outlaw Sprints 410 Rookie of the Year and ran fifth in points that year with that group,” Miller said.
A job switch in 2010 found Miller move his racing operation to the Indiana area.
“I moved for work to Indiana and spent some time working in Pennsylvania,” Miller said. “I raced as a regular at Paragon Speedway and the Midwest Sprint Car Series for part of 2010 and 2011 in a 410 Non-Wing Sprint Car. In 2012, I raced a 410 Sprint Car at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania before competing with the BOSS [Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series] 410 Non-Wing Sprint Car series in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia in 2013 and 2014. I had back-to-back top-10 points finishes with BOSS during those years, which was pretty cool.
“It was a lot of hard work, travel and one heck of an education as a driver as I had no idea what I was getting into,” he said. “I sure had a lot of fun as I had a chance to run 25 different tracks outside of Wisconsin and had a couple of good runs at Eldora in the process which I’ll always cherish. Eldora was the most famous track I ran during those years, but not my favorite as that would be Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.”
Miller, who is a healthcare construction project manager by trade, jumped at the opportunity to move back to his Plymouth, Wis. hometown last fall in time to compete in the final PDTR-MSA event of the season at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Sept. 30, 2017.
“It was a personal decision to move back to Wisconsin,” Miller said. “I had always missed the area and it finally became a desire and my wife, Ange, and I made it happen. It felt great to be back in the saddle, I was rusty and had some equipment that was more or less thrown together, so it was fun for what it was. I’m a competitor though, and I want to win. I didn’t feel like I performed the way I’m capable of, so I had some mixed emotions.”
Looking forward to his 32-race 2018 season, Miller is driven to finally nail down an A-main victory, while having a bit of fun along the way.
“I’ve won heat races and B-Mains in every car I’ve raced, but I’m still chasing that elusive A-Main win,” Miller said. “I’m aiming to change that this year. I gave a couple away with BOSS and I’m using those as learning experiences. Winning races is tough and it’s not something that can be expected or taken for granted.
“My main goals are to be competitive, run 100 percent of the MSA schedule and win races,” he said. “Most importantly I want to have fun. Admittedly, I would love to go 1-2 in the championship standings at Plymouth, with the MSA, or both, with my brother. We’re in a good spot with our program, but we just need to take it one night at a time.”
Miller heads into the new season with a dedicated pit crew in his corner.
“My pit crew consists of Ange, Destynee, Dacota, Deighton, Deven, Brian, Jim and Mark,” Miller said. “We have good support from our extended family and friends and Justin and I will share crew guys too.”
Sponsors on Miller’s Triple X chassis with Tiry Racing Engines power during the 2018 season include: Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty, Hopf Farms, Kenjay Fielder Excavating, Hillside Fabricating, D&J Mechanical, Meyer Motors, Full Throttle Ink, The Hub, Tiffany’s Treasures, Custom Craft Trophy Co, CJ’s Salon, L’Bri-Camisha Miller and BMG Designs.
“It is great to have all these great sponsors on board with us this year,” Miller said. “We wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”
The Miller Family Motorsports Team will hold a brat fry fundraiser Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Custom Craft Trophy and Embroidery in Plymouth.
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2018 Adam Miller Motorsports Schedule
Saturday, April 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 12 – Plymouth, Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 19 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis
Saturday, May 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, June 2 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, June 3 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, June 9 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 22 – Spring Lake Speedway, Unity, Wis.
Saturday, June 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, June 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, July 1 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.
Friday, July 6 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, July 7 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 14 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 21 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, July 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, August 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, August 5 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, August 11 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, August 12 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, August 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, August 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, August 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, August 31 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis.
Saturday, September 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, September 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, September 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
(Rain Date Only for Sept. 8)
Saturday, September 15 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis.
Saturday, September 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, October 5 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Fairbury, Ill.
Saturday, October 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Fairbury, Ill.