USAR: South Boston II: L.W. Miller race report

L.W. MILLER SOLID FOURTH AT SOUTH BOSTON MOORESVILLE, N.C. - L.W. Miller, the Dushore Pa. native now living in Mooresville, scored an impressive fourth-place finish in Saturday's Lucas Oil 250 presented by Dollar General USAR Hooters Pro Cup...

L.W. MILLER SOLID FOURTH AT SOUTH BOSTON

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - L.W. Miller, the Dushore Pa. native now living in Mooresville, scored an impressive fourth-place finish in Saturday's Lucas Oil 250 presented by Dollar General USAR Hooters Pro Cup race at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. It was only his second start in the series.

"I'm very happy with what we did on Saturday night," said Miller, the 2003 and 2004 S.M.A.R.T. modified champion. "We qualified early and I think that cost us a few spots, but it was still seventh and we ran the entire race in the top-10 and most of it inside the top five.

"While it was only our second race, it was more like our first because in our debut at Southern National (Kenley, N.C.) a few weeks back we were caught up in a crash and only completed 11 laps. So, for a new team and new series I'm happy with the fourth-place finish at South Boston."

Miller started seventh and fought a tight-handling race car until pitting about 90 laps into the race. The crew made adjustments quickly as he entered the pits ninth and returned to the track sixth, with the first two cars opting not to pit.

Miller raced forward into the third spot midway through the race and held there until late in the race when the tight condition returned and he dropped back to fifth. A late crash took out one driver in front of him and he finished fourth.

Woody Howard of Chesapeake, Va. scored the popular home-track win, his third of the season. Mardy Lindley was second with Jay Fogleman third. Miller and Lonny Rush Jr. completed the top five.

"We've busted our tails getting this program running this season and I need to thank Hamke Race Cars and Rahmoc Racing Engines. The performance of the car and engine was very strong and I couldn't be happier with both."

Miller and his drive in the South Boston race will be shown to a national television audience this Saturday (Aug. 13) at 10 p.m. on SPEED Channel and again on Friday, Aug. 19 at noon.

Miller also is competing this season in the modified division at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin where he is the point leader. He will next compete in the Pro Cup Series on Aug. 20 at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind.

-mr-

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