The Chrome Horn News



   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, its still that way, and if I had a shot at it, Id do it. said the Claremont multi-champion.
   Miller will have his way on Sunday, Sept 28, the day the True Value Modified Racing Series makes its 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. Im paying the pit fee for the modified drivers. Ive arranged for their own window, all they have to do is sign in and be on their way. No lines. Its just something Ive always wanted to do. I appreciate these guys coming out and supporting this race. I want to see modifieds go around Twin State again.
   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 holder.
   I want it to be an event and not just another race. The support and assistance hes 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.


Source: John H. Spence Sr. / True Value Modified Racing Series PR
Posted:  September 16, 2008

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