MILLER READIES FOR PRO DEBUT IN TORONTO Rookie Formula Ford pilot focused on top results on Molson Indy street circuit TORONTO, ON -- Michigan native Marc Miller has finalized plans to make his professional racing debut this weekend and...
MILLER READIES FOR PRO DEBUT IN TORONTO
Rookie Formula Ford pilot focused on top results on Molson Indy street circuit
TORONTO, ON -- Michigan native Marc Miller has finalized plans to make his professional racing debut this weekend and will compete in the fourth round of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship, an event that is part of the Toronto Molson Indy festivities. The 1998 Canadian F1200 Rookie-of-the-Year and championship runner-up has signed a two-race deal with Howell, MI's Adams Racing and is preparing to hits the streets of Toronto thanks to a newly-organized sponsorship group that consists of assorted members of the kart racing industry. As a former multi-time karting champion, this close-knit support is intended to aid in Miller's rise up the motorsport ladder as he teams with the Adams operation for the first time.
"I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to run for Adams Racing this year," offered an enthusiastic Miller. "They are a very capable team and I hope to produce the type of results that this team deserves. With my support program coming together just last month, I feel extremely lucky to be racing in Toronto. The commitment and enthusiasm of my sponsors has been overwhelming and I can't wait to begin promoting their involvement with my career!"
This new sponsorship consortium is lead by KGB North America, one of the sport's leading kart chassis importers and distributors. As part of their relationship, Miller will display one of KGB's beautiful 125cc shifter karts in the pit area at both Toronto and Trois Rivieres, promoting the machine's awesome track performance and pro-level training potential. IRL standout Sam Schmidt is also backed by KGB and uses a similar kart to keep focused and in shape between Indy Racing League events. Additional support is supplied by The Flatout Group (vinyl graphics and design) and Shifter Kart Illustrated Magazine (karting's premier publication). When not competing, Miller acts as the chief test driver for the magazine's chassis comparison articles, further fine-tuning his already well-developed feedback abilities.
Adams Racing plans to campaign a 1998 Van Dieman for Miller at both the Toronto Molson Indy and the Player's Grand Prix in Trois Rivieres in two weeks. The team has been top contenders in national and regional SCCA competition in the United States for many years, but are now very interested in beginning a regular program in Canadian Formula Ford racing.
"I am happy to see how strong the Formula Ford following is in Canada. We are very excited to be able to compete in such a competitive series and we look forward to next year as well," said team owner, Jon Adams. "I think Marc will be able to produce top results right from the beginning and we believe that he will provide us with the necessary feedback to prepare for next season."
With the Molson Indy utilizing a once-a-year temporary street circuit, Miller hopes to take advantage of the level playing field this offers. This young man's #1 goal is to become a professional race car driver and come Sunday morning, he will be ready to take his first step when he buckles in for his maiden Canadian Formula Ford Championship start.