Robby Gordon adds off-road prodigy Andy McMillin to Red Bull Team Gordon Robby Gordon has added Andy McMillin to the co-driver slot on his off-road racing team, Team Gordon. Together, Robbie and Andy will tackle the world's toughest off-road ...
Robby Gordon adds off-road prodigy Andy McMillin to Red Bull Team Gordon
Robby Gordon has added Andy McMillin to the co-driver slot on his off-road racing team, Team Gordon. Together, Robbie and Andy will tackle the world's toughest off-road races, with help from their professional crew and top-notch sponsor support. At eighteen years of age, Andy is the youngest competitor in history ever to race a trophy truck in the SCORE series. The Team Gordon Red Bull/Toyo tires truck will be campaigned for the full 2006 season. Andy will share driving duties with Robby in the Baja 500, Baja 1000, and will drive in the remaining four races in the SCORE series for 2006.
Robby, a two-time winner of the Baja 1000 and defending champ of the Baja 500, has a full race schedule including the world famous Dakar rally. "As we continue to grow our company in all forms of motorsports including SCORE, NASCAR, Indy Cars and Dakar, we need to start building some of our programs around young capable drivers like Andy," Gordon said. "Our families (the McMillins and Gordons) have raced against each other for more than 20 years, and having Andy drive our truck will allow us to again compete for a championship in the series that gave me my start in auto racing. Andy obviously has the potential to become a tremendous race car driver and it's great to have him on our team as the first full-time driver we have ever hired at Team Gordon."
Grandson of off-road race legend Corky McMillin, Andy is a third generation off-road racer. He has been in, or around off-road vehicles since the age of four. "It is extremely important to me and my family to carry on the legacy and spirit that my grandfather started in off-road racing. We want to continue to push the limits of what is possible in off-road racing. The opportunity to drive with Robby is a dream come true", said Andy.
The Baja 1000 will be Andy's last race in his JIMCO built Class 1 car, as he moves up to the Trophy Truck class. Andy is currently third in points for the overall SCORE series in Class 1, a mere seven points behind his uncle Mark and only five points behind Damian Jefferies. "We have a tight race going into the Baja 1000 and anything can happen. We are just hoping for a fast clean race, but a first and a second would be nice! We have done our homework by pre-running as much as possible and I can honestly say this is one of the roughest courses I can remember", commented Andy's father and driving partner Scott McMillin.
McMillin Racing and Team Gordon will be combining their race support resources for the upcoming SCORE race season. The McMillin Racing Team race support crew is well know for being one of the best in the business. Years of pre-running experience consistently give them an edge in any competition. The Team Gordon race support crew is known for their lighting fast NASCAR style pit stops. The combined crews will no doubt be the best race support in the business.
About McMillin Racing
McMillin Racing was founded by the late off-road race legend Corky McMillin, and is currently headed by his two sons Mark and Scott McMillin. McMillin racing currently campaigns three Class 1 cars and one Class 1600 car. The three Class1 cars are driven by Mark McMillin, Crew Chief Brian Ewalt, and the team of Scott McMillin and his son Andy. Ewalt is driving the car of the late Corky McMillin, completing the SCORE series in his honor. The Class 1600 car is driven by Mark's son Daniel. With multiple race and series wins to their credit, McMillin Racing continues to embody the true passion of off-road racing.