Salt Lake City (March 20, 2012) - Miller Racing, based in Salt Lake City, will be joining the SCCA Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge Championships for a limited schedule of races in 2012, starting this weekend with the series' season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Team principal Roger Miller will drive the No. 23 Ford Mustang Boss 302S, sponsored by the Larry H. Miller Dealerships along with Miller Motorsports Park and the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, in the GTS class. The car will be prepared, maintained and crewed by Rehagen Racing of Livonia, Mich., which specializes in fielding Mustangs in various racing series.
Miller Racing will contest nine races at six events during the course of the 2012 season. After the season opener in St. Petersburg, which consists of two races, the team will compete on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., April 13-15; Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, April 28-29 (with guest driver Dan McKeever, as Miller will have a scheduling conflict); on Detroit's Belle Isle, June 2-3 (two races); Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, August 3-5 (two races); and Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., August 25-26.
"I'm so excited to be racing in the SCCA Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge Championship," Miller said. "It's a series with a lot of history, and the competition is as intense as any series in the world. Starting off with street races in St. Petersburg and Long Beach will be challenging, but with the help of Rehagen Racing I think we'll be very well prepared. We appreciate the support of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships, Miller Motorsports Park and the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, and can't wait to get the season started."
The team will take to the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary course in downtown St. Petersburg on Friday for practice. Qualifying will take place on Saturday morning, with the first of two one-hour races scheduled at 3:50 MDT that afternoon. The second race will take the green flag at 8:50 a.m. MDT on Sunday morning. The race will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis at 2:30 p.m. MDT on Sunday, April 8, on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus). Live and post-event on-demand video streaming of the races will be available at www.World-ChallengeTV.com. Live timing and scoring during all on-track