Monroe, NC (6/13/2017) -
Despite a difficult weekend, The Mills family
and Mills3 Racing gained valuable experience
at the TORC Off Road Championship event at
ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN. Chris Mills
and his son Payton are contesting their rookie
seasons in Yamaha YXZ 1000s in the Pro Modified
and Pro Stock classes.
After qualifying 14th for the Pro Modified
event, Chris Mills charged hard, making up
seven spots before the halfway point of the
race. Unfortunately, an engine issue stopped
his charge late in the race.
Moly's Chris Mills
“TORC has been interesting thus far,” said
the elder Mills. “We have some bugs to work
out. We had good runs in qualifying and practice.
The car felt good. I was running strong before
the engine issue.”
Payton Mills was making up time in practice,
but just missed qualifying for Saturday’s
race. TORC officials postponed Sunday’s events
due to damaging thunderstorms. That race will
be run during the season finale in September.
Off-Road's Payton Mills
“It was a tough weekend,” said Payton Mills.
“We tried some different setups. We just didn’t
have the right one to make the main. We think
we did find some things out in qualifying
and practice so we should be ready for the
The team is heading back to North Carolina
to prepare for the next race in Crandon, WI.
Chris Mills is looking forward to competing
at the storied venue.
Mills 3 Racing Team awning was damaged
from the 70+ MPH winds, but they are
looking to get everything fixed and
ready to Crandon
“We’re going to pack it up, head back to
the shop and get ready for Crandon in two
weeks,” said Chris Mills. “We have a little
extra time to prepare for the next race due
to the postponement. I’m looking forward to
that race. I’m excited to get there and see
what all of the stories I’ve heard are all
Mills3 Racing will be ready to race hard
as the TORC Off Road Championship heads to
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in
Wisconsin June 24-25.