Mike Miller, owner and versatile racer, was proud to announce the formation of his new SCCA Trans Am Pro-Racing team, Miller Racing in 2012.
Mike Miller is no stranger to the racing world or the SCCA. He has raced various cars over the past 35 years. In 1982, after making his way through several different racing categories, he debuted in SCCA Super-Vee open-wheel racing with the guidance of legendary racer, Dan Gurney. From ’82-’86, Miller honed his driving and component-development skills with several teams. He finished third in Super-Vee behind Michael Andretti and Ed Pimm. Miller’s resume includes driving in Formula Atlantic, Cam Am, Trans Am, and even NASCAR Winston Cup. He currently serves as CEO of Orchid Orthopedic Solutions and owns Trick Titanium, a manufacturer of Titanium engine valves and other Ti components along with Titanium Bellhousings used in Top Fuel dragsters all over the world.
Most recently, Miller drove for Stealth Racing in the Grand Am Series with co-driver Pete Halsmer. In hopes of harnessing that same winning spirit, the two enjoyed in Trans Am in the late 1980’s driving for legendary owner Jack Roush, Miller and Halsmer will drive in the new Trans Am TA2 category backed by a list of impressive corporate partners. In one season, Halsmer finished second in the drivers’ championship while Miller was driving to rookie-of-the-year honors. The pair gave Roush another manufacturer’s championship. The duo hopes to bring their years of experience and Miller Racing’s professional equipment to another championship season. “I am excited to jump in and race once again with Pete as a teammate and test driver. I know Pete will push us to peak performance” said Mike Miller. Halsmer mirrors Miller’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport. 2012 brought exceptional results for Miller Racing consisting of five, first place wins and 15 podium finishes. By the conclusion of 2012, consistently solid performance put Miller Racing in a position to win the series. However, prior to Mid-Ohio, seasoned driver Pete Halsmer sustained a serious back injury requiring Miller Racing to pull a car from the race. As a result, a 2012 series overall 1st place overall was not possible.
Cameron Lawrence’s racing career started at the age of 7 when he began racing Quarter Midgets in the central Florida area. He worked his way up through 3 different classes while learning car control and fundamental driving skills. During those years Cameron won numerous races while simultaneously competing in 2 classes. At the age of 12, he won the state championship in the most competitive class in which we competed, Senior Honda.
His local track was closed the following year and Cameron decided to focus on baseball. It wasn’t until after he graduated from high school that Cameron took up racing again.
Cameron Lawrence recently just completed his second full season in GTA. After finishing 2nd in points while earning V8StockCar Rookie of the Year he worked on improving for 2012. In only his second season he became V8StockCar GTA Points Champion. Also during the 2012 season Cameron competed in 5 SCCA Trans-Am Series races. In those 5 race weekends he finished 2nd a total of three times and finished off the year with a win at Road Atlanta.
In 2013, Cameron Lawrence won eight of ten races and finishing second in the other two. Cameron’s point total of 210 was 106 point ahead of the second place finisher in the series. Cameron won eight pole position starts and led the most laps in six of the ten races. As a result, Cameron became the youngest Champion in the history of Trans Am.
For more information about Cameron Visit his Website: www.CameronLawrenceRacing.com
Joe Stevens, lifelong automobile enthusiast, is starting his racing career with Miller Racing’s 2015 TA2 program. A graduate from UTI as well as highly acclaimed racing schools such as the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and the Gary Curtis Racing School. Joe built and drove an Audi A4 track day car which has provided a further foundation for him to step into the 2015 Trans Am TA2 Series. The Miller Racing Team is excited to put Joes training into use out on the track this season. You can follow Joe on twitter @StevensSpring and coming soon Joe Stevens Racing website.