BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (May 17, 2000) â€” Johnny Miller, of Johnson City, Tennessee, is hoping to make it two in a row in his Automationdirect.com/UPS/Hitachi Construction Equipment Corvette as the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series makes its...
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (May 17, 2000) — Johnny Miller, of Johnson City, Tennessee, is hoping to make it two in a row in his Automationdirect.com/UPS/Hitachi Construction Equipment Corvette as the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series makes its annual trek to the Mosport International Raceway on May 19-21. Miller was the declared winner of the most recent round of the series, at Long Beach, CA on April 16.
"We've been fast enough to run at the front every race this year," commented Miller, 34, who was the 1996 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year, and voted the 1998 Most Improved Driver. "We had the pole at Sebring and led the race there, and in a lot of ways, Mosport is like Sebring; it's a big, fast, wide-open circuit. We've always liked coming here, and a win would make us like it that much more!"
"We started this year thinking we had a shot at the championship, and with the win at Long Beach, we still think we do," added Miller. "We've assembled the greatest sponsorship alliances we've ever had, and we've got a great crew. We're coming to Mosport to win the race and get our charge for the championship back on track." With striking new graphics and a rocketship theme, Miller's "alliance" of sponsors puts him in the best position he has been yet to contest for the Trans-Am title.
In addition to long-time major sponsor Automationdirect.com, the online industrial control products superstore, Miller has also signed on package delivery service giant UPS. Hitachi Construction Equipment, with a plant in nearby Mississauga, is also on board as an associate sponsor. Hitachi Excavators, Mining Shovels, Quarry Machines and Loggers offer a broader line of excavators than any other manufacturer in the world.
Coverage of the Trans-Am Round Four from Mosport International Raceway is live on the Speedvision Network on Sunday, May 21. The telecast is slated to begin at 2:00 pm EDT, with the green flag set to drop shortly thereafter for the 40-lap, 100-mile contest around Mosport's 2.25-mile, 11-Turn road course. Rebroadcasts of the race will also be on Speedvision on May 21 at 9:00 pm EDT, Monday, May 22 at 1:00 pm EDT, and again May 26 at 12:00 pm EDT.