SEEKONK, Mass. – The Don Miller family has announced it will join forces with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series as a sponsor of the series’ events at Claremont and Monadnock Speedways.
In honor of their late son, former Modified champion Ricky Miller, the Miller family will cover pit entry fees for all Modified drivers pre-registered for the two events.
The Tri-Track Open Modified Series will visit Claremont Speedway on May 25 and Monadnock Speedway on Sept. 14 as part of its six-race schedule. This cost-saving measure provided by the Miller family will further help defray costs for teams participating in the series. For several years, the Tri-Track Series has waived pit admission for all pre-registered car owners.
“True to their longtime support of auto racing, everyone benefits from this sponsorship,” said Tri-Track Open Modified Series founding partner Dick Williams. “We are thrilled with this partnership and what it brings to our Series and so proud to have the Miller family on board.”
In tribute of Ricky Miller’s car number, the Millers will also purchase a set of Hoosier Tires for the 12th-place qualifier and 12th-place finisher at each of those races.
Ricky Miller, who was a modified standout at Claremont Speedway, died at the age of 34 in 2004. Always a colorful and personable competitor, he may be best known for his 1999 Riverside Park Speedway championship. He was the final modified champion of the now defunct speedway.
Additionally, Ricky Miller will forever stand in history as the winner of the final NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race held at Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Mass. Ricky Miller was not only as an accomplished racer, but also as an integral part of the legendary Modified team for the late Mario Fiore, where he served as crew chief.
The Miller family has a long history at Claremont Speedway. Don Miller was a multi-time track champion and is considered one of Claremont’s modified heroes.
Ricky Miller began his racing career at the Claremont, N.H., oval in the Street Stocks before moving to the Pro Stocks and ultimately the Modifieds. Miller raced his final race at Claremont before retiring from the sport.