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Mills3 Racing Ready to be Players in the 2018 Season
Midwest Spring SXS National Pro UTV Race Report

Monroe, NC (5/16/2018) - Mills3 Racing kicked off the 2018 short course UTV racing season, running competitively in the Midwest SXS Spring National at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, WI. The Mills team used the special non-points event to shake down its Yamaha YXZ1000R’s for the Lucas Oil Midwest Series.

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The two-day event was organized by CJ Greaves, Johnny Greaves, and Rodney VanEperen and is set to become a traditional kick-off to the Midwest off-road racing season. It was held on a circuit that combined the facility’s competitive asphalt racing circuit with a dirt short course built by Greaves Motorsports.

Though the team fought a few mechanical gremlins during the weekend, they did put in some solid runs in the Pro Modified class. The team also unveiled new colors on their cars that match their transporter, as well as returning sponsor Fuel Tires and Wheels. Liqui Moly, Addict Racing Engines, All Terrain Communications, Rugged Radios, FTI Suspension, and Yamaha all returned to the Mills program along with many other great sponsors.

Mills 3 Racing SXS National

“The Yamaha worked awesome this weekend,” said Payton Mills. “The track was set up really well. It was fast in a lot of areas, but it was also technical in the turns, especially on the asphalt. Everything was spot on with the Fuel Tires and we didn’t have to change tires all weekend.”

Payton Mills’ father, Chris, complimented the organizers for a successful event. He especially appreciated the out-of-the-box thinking that went into holding a race on an asphalt and dirt circuit.

“The creativity that went into this event was second to none,” said Chris Mills. “They really started a whole new thing with running the cars on the asphalt. It was so much fun. It’s different and it’s out of our element, but these things are a blast to drive on pavement.”

Payton Mills also enjoyed the track. The event turned into a driver and setup weekend, and he enjoyed working on the cars all weekend and going faster every session.

“The track with the asphalt and the dirt was something different that we weren’t used to,” said Payton Mills. “It made for one heck of a racing weekend. We were comfortable in the cars and found some minor issues we’ll fix before the next race. Honestly, it was an awesome event.”

Mills 3 Racing SXS National

Chris Mills was happy to see the competition is going to be stout during the season. With all of the top drivers in short course UTV racing in attendance, the Mills are ready to excel when the season gets underway next month.

“This turned into a great shakedown run,” said Chris Mills. “The competition is definitely going to be strong, but we think we’ll be players this year.”

Mills3 Racing will kick off its Lucas Oil season at the Midwest Series opener at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Northern Wisconsin. That race is scheduled for June 15-17. Lucas Oil replaces the TORC Series, which announced it wouldn’t stage any races in 2018.

Special Thanks to Mills3 Racing Sponsors:
Fuel Off Road, Liqui Moly, Powersports1, ATVRiders.com, Studio 10 Graphics, All Terrain Communication, Rugged Radios, Beyond Redline, Owen Motorsports, Risq Threads, K1 Racegear, Greaves Motorsports, FTI Suspension, CPS Trucking, Yamaha, RevUp Graphics, WebCams, Pearson Archery

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