Miller Takes First Career Stacker 2 Xtreme Victory BATESBURG, S.C. (March 20, 2004) -- Darren Miller earned his first career Stacker2 Xtreme DirtCar Series victory when he captured the Spring Fling 50 at I-20 Speedway. Miller, a rookie, became...
Miller Takes First Career Stacker 2 Xtreme Victory
BATESBURG, S.C. (March 20, 2004) -- Darren Miller earned his first career Stacker2 Xtreme DirtCar Series victory when he captured the Spring Fling 50 at I-20 Speedway. Miller, a rookie, became the fourth winner in four feature races this season.
Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for Xtreme.
"The Goodyear Eagles performed flawlessly," Miller said. "Man, the tires worked great."
Miller, from Chadwick, Ill., led the entire 50-lap distance around the 4/10-mile, semi-banked clay oval. There were just two caution flags during the feature; meaning long green flag runs dominated the race. Laps run under the caution flag are not counted in Xtreme DirtCar racing.
"We ran the (Goodyear) X-300 all the way through the program, but did put on a (Goodyear) X-400 on the right rear for the feature," Miller said. "The tires never gave up and they can be used again. Fifty laps didn't hurt 'em a bit."
Donnie Moran finished second, Jimmy Mars took third, Brian Birkhofer came home fourth and Earl Pearson Jr. got fifth.
NASCAR Nextel Cup star Bill Elliott finished 22nd. Elliott and NASCAR car owner Ray Evernham are partners with Stacker2 Xtreme DirtCar Series regular Ray Cook in Cook's Xtreme team. Cook finished 10th at I-20.
Birkhofer led the field of 51 cars in Ringers Gloves qualifying with a lap of 16.936 seconds, good for 85.025 mph. There were 27 starters in the main event.
The Gemini Auto Care Centers Hard Charger of the Race Award went to Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga. Clanton advanced five positions during the feature and now leads the Rookie-of-the-Year Award standings.
Mars leads the Stacker 2 series standings with 677 points. Moran is second with 661, Pearson Jr. is next with 641 and Birkhofer is fourth with 573.