Miller Racing Heads for Alabama
Utah team ready for second outing in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in partnership with Dempsey RacingMiller Racing, based in Salt Lake City, will be competing at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend for its second race in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.Coming off of an 18th-place finish in the Grand Sports class in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, Miller Racing is prepared to build on that foundation with hopes for better results.Team principal Roger Miller and Ian James will again co-drive the No. 158 Miller Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302R, with sponsorship from the Larry H. Miller Dealerships, Miller Motorsports Park and the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park. A recent testing session there and updates to the car from Dempsey Racing, which provides vehicle maintenance and logistics for the team, have the co-drivers feeling confident of a productive weekend.“I’m anxious to get back to Barber after our test last month,” said Miller. “It’s always helpful to be able to get on a track before an actual competitive event; it flattens out the learning curve a little bit by letting you learn it in a less stressful environment. The crew from Dempsey Racing has been instrumental in delivering a great car and Ian has been a great help as well, both with car setup and track-specific instruction. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships, Miller Motorsports Park and the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School; we appreciate their support and hope to put on a good show for them this weekend.”“Coming off the back of a productive test, we are looking forward to a successful weekend,” said James. “With a field of 70-plus cars on the tight Barber track, Saturday's race will be a close affair. Let’s hope the strengths of our Miller Racing Boss 302R Mustang will see us at the sharp end of the field when the checkered flag flies!”The 2.5-hour race will take the green flag at 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday. The race will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis at 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8, on SPEED. Live timing and scoring during all on-track sessions is available at Grand-Am.com.