Darren Miller Captures “Bluegrass Nationals” / ”Commonwealth Cup 50” Bonus Money


Staff member
October 30, 2005

(CHADWICK, IL) - Darren “The Thriller” Miller captured the $3,000 bonus awarded to the highest average finisher at the “Bluegrass Nationals” and “Commonwealth Cup 50” events held last weekend at the Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City (KY). Miller was awarded the bonus after winning the “Bluegrass Nationals” event Friday night (10/28) and finishing in 6th place in the “Commonwealth Cup 50” event Saturday night (10/29).

Miller began the weekend Friday night by winning his heat race and then quickly moving into the lead from his fourth place starting position at the start of the $10,000 to win feature event. “The Thriller” would go on to hold off challenges from 2nd place runner Earl Pearson Jr. and took the checkered flag with Pearson in 2nd and Don O’Neal in 3rd.

Miller’s solid performance continued Saturday night as the Milledgeville
(IL) driver set 4th fast time and finished 2nd in his heat. Lining up 9th in the feature event, Miller was again on the move early, advancing to 5th before suffering a flat right rear tire on lap 11. After replacing the tire and restarting at the rear of the field the hard charging Miller advanced to finish in 6th place at the end of the 50 lap, $10,000 to win NARA feature.

“We had a great setup on the car this weekend” Miller said when asked early Sunday morning. “I would’ve really liked to have raced for the win last night also, but the flat right rear took us out of contention. We actually had three flat tires last night. We had a flat right rear and a broken radiator after our heat race. Then we lost the right rear tire in the feature, and we had a flat left rear tire after the feature at the trailer.
I guess when you look at all that happened over the weekend we’re happy for the results we achieved. The car was great, we’re happy for Friday nights win and to have won the bonus, and we moved up a couple of spots in the NARA final point standings.”

Darren Miller Racing would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the team sponsors for their support. They include Ideal Ready Mix, Pro Power Racing, Outpace Racing Products, NAPA, Rocket Chassis, VP Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Stealth Carburetors, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Arizona Sport Shirts, Integra Racing Springs, GSR, CV Products, Crower, Mahle, Wilwood, Schaeffer Oil, TD Machine Products, Wulff Pumps, JC Dubil Racing Parts, Cobra Graphics, Country Insurance – Ernie Bates, Main Avenue Tap, Milledgeville Home Improvement, and Meador Ag Service.

For additional results, team news, photos and more, check the Darren Miller Racing website at www.darrenmillerracing.com. The team is currently “out-of-stock” on all apparel items and stickers, but 1/24th and 1/64th scale die-cast cars are available.