Lime Rock: Johnny Miller race report

Johnny Miller, driver of the no. 64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR, won The Mohegan Sun Presents the Lime Rock Park Grand Prix Trans-Am race after starting on the pole. For the first time this season Miller unofficially takes the points lead in...

Johnny Miller, driver of the no. 64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR, won The Mohegan Sun Presents the Lime Rock Park Grand Prix Trans-Am race after starting on the pole.

For the first time this season Miller unofficially takes the points lead in the Drivers' Championship standings.

For Miller, it was his second career Tran-Am win, his first coming in November, 2000 at the San Diego Grand Prix.

Miller becomes part of Jaguar road racing history by scoring Jaguar's first pole and win at Lime Rock Park.

Miller claimed three awards this weekend: the Jaguar Pole Award for qualifying on the pole, the BFGoodrich "Take Control" Award, and the Flowmaster American Thunder Challenge Award for qualifying on the pole, leading the most laps and recording the fastest race lap.

On his race today..." I won! The Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR was just awesome.

"The car was great today. I heard Hayner come up on me going into the first corner on lap one, just let up a bit, and he went by. I was dead blind for the first five laps and then when the goo dried up on the inside of my windshield, I went at it. Then Hayner had his problem and I took advantage of it.

"It wasn't treacherous out there, but I knew that we were under time, I knew I had to be fast and keep building up on my lead. If I did make a mistake I needed that cushion to fall back on. I had a twelve second cushion and it was wonderful.

"We had a bit of a miscue in the beginning of the season at St. Pete. And I have to say that everybody at Rocketsports worked really hard all the way across the board to make all the cars individually tuned for each driver. We have really been working on our car and I think the times this weekend showed that. We have a great car and a great package. We are ready. We are going to go for the win every time."

"Giving Jaguar their first pole and win here at Lime Rock is a big deal to me. With the relationship the team has with Jaguar it makes it very important to me and it will be in the history books here for ever."

-rsr-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Johnny Miller