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Payton Mills Scores $5,000 at Southern SXS National
MillsCox's Payton Mills Finishes 2nd Overall at Southern SxS National

Monroe, NC (12/1/2016) - MillsCox's Payton Mills continues to thrill as he finished second in the SXS Southern National at Durhamtown Off Road Resort in Union Point, GA. Mills, who finished second in his rookie WORCS SXS 1000 season earlier this year, earned $5,000 in cash and prizes for the effort this Thanksgiving weekend.

Payton Mills Southern SXS National
Addict Racing / Owen Motorsrports' Payton Mills (right) finished 2nd Overall in the Durhamtown Southern SxS National to claim $5,000 in cash & prizes

The special two-day event was split into two different disciplines. On Friday, Mills ran consistently in his two short course motos, held on a one-mile GP flat track style circuit. He followed that up with a runner-up finish in a three-hour night race held on a 10-plus-mile track that featured the short course, combined with a cross country style track.

Payton Mills Southern SXS National
All Terrain Communications' Payton Mills had a large crowd of family & friends trackside at the Durhamtown Southern SxS National & they had plenty to celebrate with his success on the track both days

“I had a great time and this is really exciting,” said Mills. “Jim with Addict Racing, Owen Motorsports and All Terrain Communications have helped us out a bunch. I especially want to thank my dad. He is the reason I’m able to race.”

In the short-course event, Mills learned a lot about setup. He plans to bring that knowledge back next year. “It was an interesting race,” said Mills. “Those Yamahas were hard to run down. I think we’ll be able to keep up with them next year.”

Payton Mills Southern SXS National
Raceline Wheels' Payton Mills was on the gas against on stiff competition during the Short Course race

In the night race, Mills set his sights on eventual race winner Mickey Thomas. He overcame early visibility problems caused by dust to net second on the podium.

Payton Mills Southern SXS National
IronHorseMC.com Payton Mills really shined at night during the 3 Hour endurance race finishing 2nd, which boosted him to 2nd Overall

“Honestly I was just trying to keep up with that #44 of Mickey Thomas,” said Mills. “The dust was pretty bad and the night course was something else. We did everything we could, the car held together, the pits were ready for us, and I’m thankful for this.”

Mills has had a productive 2016 season. After running in the West Coast-based WORCS Series, he is planning to compete in several series in 2017.

Payton Mills Southern SXS National
Behind any successful SXS racer is a great team & Payton gives a big thanks to his dad, Chris Mills, along with all his sponsors that made the trip down to Georgia that helped make his 2nd place finish possible

“This season has been interesting,” said Mills. “We tried running out West and we met a lot of friends. We learned a lot of new things. I think we’re going to transition into a Yamaha and run some TORC races and maybe some Lucas Oil events.”

Look for Mills to continue to be a top force in SXS racing next season.

2016 MillsCox Team Sponsors
Addict Racing Engines, Joe Owen Motorsports, All Terrain Communications, Raceline Wheels, Arisun Tires, SuperATV, Dragon Racing Fuels, Trinity Racing, Studio 10 Graphics, K1 Racegear, Grounded 4, Radflo Suspension, Iron Horse Motorcycles, Suspension WRX, Liqui Moly, and as always ATVriders.com

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