Mooresville, NC – Wauters Motorsports announced today that Vinnie Miller will join Wauters Motorsports driver development program. Miller, a Brandon High School senior, will drive for Wauters in select Southern Super Late Model Series in 2015.
Miller, a Metamora, MI native began racing at age five competing in the quarter midgets at tracks in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He then moved to the pure stocks and sportsman series before moving to the pro late model series at age 16. The young driver in 2013 received the“On the Edge of Your Seat” award voted by the Owosso Speedway staff and by the fans, an award that had never been given before. In 2014 Miller was the pro late model rookie of the year and second in points out of 32 drivers at Owosso Speedway.
“This is a great opportunity to work with a veteran late model owner and crew chief,” Vinnie Miller said. “Richie Wauters has a great reputation in both the short track series as well as in the NASCAR ranks. Racing with his team will allow me to build the framework needed to move into the top three NASCAR touring series- which is my goal. I’m looking forward to getting some testing under my belt and heading to the first race.”
Wauters Motorsports will focus on bringing Miller up through the Super Late Model racing series, ARCA Racing Series and then into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“We are really excited about having Vinnie (Miller) join the driver development program we have here at Wauters Motorsports,” Richie Wauters said. “Vinnie is young and thrives for knowledge and has a lot of potential. He has a great resume from his Pro Late Model days in Michigan. We plan on having him test and run some late model races this summer with Dalton (Sargeant), Will (Gallaher) and my son, Spencer Wauters, to give him seat time and more experience in these types of cars.”
Miller is expected to make his first start in June running in the Southern Super Late Model Series. Miller will be back at his home track this weekend for the Vance Weedon Memorial Pro Late Model race at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, MI Saturday June 16, 2015. The first annual event is being held to honor his grandfather and mentor in racing, Vance Weedon, who passed away in January.
“My Grandfather (Vance Weedon) and Grandmother (Julie Weedon) helped start me in racing when I was only five years old,” Miller said. “I’ve loved the sport ever since I captured my first checkered flag; I knew then I wanted to become a professional NASCAR driver. After his passing in January it has been hard to deal with it since, as he and my Nana were the ones I associated with racing. They are both who I looked to for guidance on and off the track. Since his death I’ve been more motivated than ever it to make to the top tier NASCAR Series’. That is what he had always wanted for me to do is make it as a driver, as well as, take care of my Grandmother, who will be by my side on this journey. The opportunity to race for Wauters Motorsports is an unbelievable step in the right direction to achieve this dream.”
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-Sandra Vorse Press Release. Photo Credit: Grease Monkey Graphics