Kingston, Georgia – Tyler Millwood led 48 laps on Saturday night in his Millwood Plumbing #31 Barry Wright Icon by Madden/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model during the 42nd Annual USA 100. Unfortunately, his career-win hopes would go by the wayside, when he suffered a flat tire with just four laps remaining.
“There’s really no words to describe how bad this one hurts,” Millwood commented. “My guys gave me an amazing car, and I had done my best to save my tires. Honestly, we hadn’t plenty of tread left. We got a flat after Rambo (Franklin) blew a tire in front of us, and it scattered debris all over the track. Something from that cut the tire down.
“Again, it stinks the way it ended, but at least we showed everybody how far we’ve come with our program, and that we’re now a contender. We might not have won, but they definitely knew we were there.”
On Saturday night Tyler Millwood made the trip to Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned, 42nd Annual USA 100. In a field of 38 Super Late Models, Millwood laid down the fastest time in his qualifying group before charging to a heat race victory.
Earning the outside-front-row starting position for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler jumped to the lead early in the event. He held the top spot for 48 laps until suffering a flat right-rear tire with four laps to go while leading. He salvaged a 13th-place outing in the 60-lap affair.
Tyler is currently third in the Ultimate Southeast Series point standings. For full results from this event, please visit www.ULTIMATESupers.com .
This Saturday, June 23 Tyler will be back in action with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series in a $5,000-to-win event at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park (Blue Ridge, Georgia).
Tyler is currently looking to add more marketing partners to his racing program. For more information on becoming a part of our winning team, please contact the Millwood Motorsports team manager, Derek Gahring at [email protected] or 770-301-8021.
Tyler Millwood would like to thank all of his sponsors including Millwood Plumbing, Machine Construction Company, Hitson Construction, Realty Queen and Team, Chris Madden Racing Icon Race Cars, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, Fram Filtration, Autolite Spark Plugs, Allstar Graphix, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Tyler Millwood, please visit www.TylerMillwood.com .
-MSR Mafia Marketing Services Press Release. Photo Credit: Brian Walsh