Travis Miller is an up and coming race car driver from Fort Myers, Florida and he will take to the track for a full week of Pro-Late Model racing beginning February 14 at New Smyrna Speedway, as the .48-mile oval hosts the famous World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. The annual event, which features nine consecutive nights of racing, consistently draws the top talent from around North America.
Because the event coincides with Budweiser Speedweeks, which kicks off the NASCAR season minutes down the road at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR drivers are often in the field as well. The World Series has seen many of the current top names in NASCAR competing on the high-banked half-mile including Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Mark Martin.
Running in the No. 36 Chevrolet, Miller will compete in a total of seven Pro-Late Model races, highlighted by a 50-lap race on February 17 and a 100-lap race on February 20. This will be Miller's first start at the famed New Smyrna Speedway.
“This will be my first time running at a track larger than 3/8 of a mile, so it's going to be a whole different ball game,” Miller said. “New Smyrna is one of the few NASCAR Hometracks in Florida, and it will be a great opportunity to meet other drivers that are competitive. I'll have a lot of people supporting me over on the west coast, and I hope to make them proud."
Miller will also be competing for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship at New Smyrna Speedway.
While Travis is very involved with racing, he is also a full tie dual-enrollment student at Edison State College, and recently was accepted for a Bachelor's Degree Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. "It's hard to balance racing with schoolwork, especially with high school graduation coming up in May" says Miller, "but school always comes first. One of the hardest things about racing is finding sponsorship. Racing is expensive, and it's really tough when it's coming out of your own pocket."
Travis Miller Racing is currently seeking Sponsorship help to compete in the 2014 season. For more information on Travis Miller, visit www.traviswademiller.com. And, for a full schedule of the upcoming events at New Smyrna Speedway visit www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.