Monroe, NC (7/19/2017) -
Mills3 Racing continued to move up the finishing
charts as father-and-son driving team Chris
and Payton Mills had their best weekend yet
this season during the TORC Off Road Championship
race at Bark River International Raceway in
Michigan. The Mills3 team is running in the
Pro Modified and Pro Stock UTV classes, driving
Yamaha YXZ 1000s.
The doubleheader event was held on the Bark
River’s long course. At 1.5 miles, it was
the longest course yet on the tour and the
changing nature of the track surface made
for a challenging weekend. Both Mills took
those challenges and performed.
Racing's Chris Mills took the checkered
flag on Saturday with a season best
7th place finish
Chris Mills finished a season-best seventh
in both Pro Modified races. He continues to
make progress every race and with more seat
time has come significantly better results.
“We had a great time,” said Chris Mills.
“The facility was nice and the car ran nice.
The car was good this weekend and I’m getting
more seat time. We just keep getting better
and better. Early in the race, I was fresher
and I need to learn to see in the dust. Every
race is a learning experience.”
Off-Road 's Chris Mills backed it up
with another 7th place finish on Sunday
as he rolled a pair at 7's at the Bark
Mills’ cars were built by Greaves Racing.
Combined with Addict Racing Engines, they
have some of the most potent rides in the
“The car is on point,” said Chris Mills.
“Johnny Greaves built a great car and Jim
Osier with Addict Racing Engines did a super
job. We’ve have tons of great sponsors. Dave
Phillips did a great job with the tune. Joe
Owen came in and made some radiator and oil
cooler changes. Dan Durade with All Terrain
Communications flies out for our races and
he’s just a worker. Everything is ready when
it’s time to go. He’s a major help.”
Payton Mills also had a career day in Saturday’s
race, finishing a runaway 11th. While challenging
in the top 10 on Sunday, an unfortunate engine
issue took him out of contention.
Moly 's Payton Mills finished in 11th
“We made some changes on my car overnight
and the car felt a lot better,” said Payton
Mills. “The suspension was running right and
the tires were hooking up. We qualified in
the first group for the first time. We lost
an engine, but that’s racing. We had an all
around good weekend. I really enjoyed the
track and I had my best finish on Saturday.”
Expert grooving work on his Fuel Tires and
the competitive lightness of Fuel Wheels kept
Mills moving forward all weekend. With track
conditions that went from wet and slick to
dusty and tacky as the races progressed, tires
were key this weekend.
“The Fuel Wheels and Tires and we were pulling
most of the other guys out of the corners,”
said Payton Mills. “The grooving we did really
worked out in the challenging track conditions.
They were awesome and the car was on point.”
Mills3 Racing will be eyeing more top finishes
as the TORC Off Road Championship heads to
Redbud MX in Buchanan, MI August 12-13.