SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 1, 2000) - Johnny Miller, from Johnson City, TN has a particular fondness for the streets of Southern California. His #64 Automationdirect.com / UPS / HITACHI / Cutler-Hammer Corvette has run strongly at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, finishing on the podium there in '98 and '99, and leading strongly there this year. He's like nothing better than to continue his "street prowling" in San Diego as the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series completes it's 2000 season here at the Grand Prix of San Diego, November 3-5.
"We like street circuits," comments the five-year series veteran. "Last year, we either qualified or raced to the top three at every street circuit on the schedule except Detroit. My first runner-up finish was in the streets at Minneapolis in '98. Last year I got another at West Michigan, and we were challenging for the lead at Vancouver last year when we ran a little short of fuel. We adapt pretty well to new street circuits, so I'm hoping to do as well here in San Diego."
Sporting another of the wild graphics schemes for which he's famous, Miller arrives at the San Diego Grand Prix course - located on the grounds of the former Naval Training Center- with long-time major sponsor Automationdirect.com, the industrial control products online superstore. In addition, package delivery service giant UPS has signed up as an associate sponsor, along Cutler-Hammer and HITACHI. "Along with our starship graphics, Tim Hohmann at Automationdirect.com has pulled together all these great companies to back us as a "Federation," comments Miller. "We've banded together, and hope our combined efforts will yield a result that is greater than the sum of the parts."
Sunday's race is slated to take the green flag at 12:15 pm Pacific Time. The race will be broadcast live on the Speedvision Network, with coverage beginning at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Times for the rebroadcast have yet to be determined.