MILLER FAMILY APPRECIATES SUPPORT FOR RICKY’S RACE
For years as a race driver, legendary Donnie “The Golden Jet” Miller
had a strong feeling, something that always gnawed at him. Something
he always wished he could change. He tried but often fell on deaf
ears. “It always bothered me that the guys putting on the show had
to pay to put on the show. We were the only sport that did that,
it’s still that way, and if I had a shot at it, I’d do it.” said the
Miller will have his way on Sunday, Sept 28, the day the True Value
Modified Racing Series makes it’s first ever appearance at the Twin
State Speedway, a race track that is near and dear to the Miller
family. The event will be run in honor of Ricky Miller, who passed
away in 2004, an established racer, a former Claremont, Riverside
Park, and NASCAR modified standout.
The Golden Jet wants to show appreciation to those that are
competing in the first annual, “Ricky Miller Memorial 100”,
presented by New England Outdoor Furnaces. “I’m paying the pit fee
for the modified drivers. I’ve arranged for their own window, all
they have to do is sign in and be on their way. No lines. It’s just
something I’ve always wanted to do. I appreciate these guys coming
out and supporting this race. I want to see modifieds go around Twin
Miller, who started racing in 1964, is the holder of a special
record that will never be broken. He won the track championship at
Claremont in 1972 on dirt and then won the track title the year
after on asphalt.
Miller and his family have been hard at work with a cast of
supporters lining up raffle and door prizes to benefit the Victory
Gang Junction organization. Kyle and Patty Petty founded the camp to
help chronic and terminally ill children. Miller, and his wife Barb,
have donated $1,000 cash that will go to some lucky race day ticket
“I want it to be an event and not just another race.” The support
and assistance he’s getting from the Twin State Speedway staff has
been big. “I want this to be a big success for Dennis, a bright
sunny day, and a big crowd for the return of the modifieds. “This is
hard for me, with my son and all, but I wanted this to happen. Barb,
Donnie, and Heidi, we are grateful.
Those wishing to contribute to the raffle for the Victory Gang
Junction drawings can do so by logging on to
Additional information is also available at the special website.
Race time is 12 noon Sept 28.