Trois-Rivieres: Joel Miller race notes

Top 5 finish for Miller Trois-Rivieres (August 19, 2008) -- Joel Miller had another top 5 weekend at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres by finishing 4th in the final race Sunday, making his tally five top 5 finishes in 7 starts. This was...

Top 5 finish for Miller

Trois-Rivieres (August 19, 2008) -- Joel Miller had another top 5 weekend at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres by finishing 4th in the final race Sunday, making his tally five top 5 finishes in 7 starts.

This was Miller's first ever street race, and he came to grips quickly by posting a time good enough for 2nd on the charts in the first practice. He was able to run in the top 5 for every session during the weekend but had some difficulty with overall set up. "Our car was a top 5 car during the weekend, but it lacked overall grip which hurt our speed to move forward," commented Miller. In qualifying, he was able to acquire a 4th place starting position for the Sunday feature.

He got a clean start going into turn 1, and for the 40 lap race which ran without any dramas. Miller was able to finish 4th and closes the gap to the series point leader in the championship. After the race Miller quotes, "We needed to get points this weekend especially after losing the championship lead from some bad luck last weekend at Road America.

Fourth is ok, so we will regroup for next weekend at Mosport."

Joel would like to thank all his supporters MAZDASPEED, K&N Air Filters, Mockett Company, Classic Stone Distributors, Sportsdrink+, Sparco, DreamCars, and all the crew at JDC Motorsports for their continued support during this race season. The next round of the Star Mazda Championship will be this coming weekend at Mosport in Canada supporting the American LeMans Championship.

-credit: joelmillerracing.com

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Joel Miller