Miller Makes the Most of Experience Gained at Tri County Speedway Friday Night

Teammate Spencer Wauters posts 11th in first CARS Tour event

SMS_6746Hudson, NC (June 13, 2015)-Vinnie Miller making his super late model debut in the CARS Tour at Tri County Speedway posted a 14th place finish after starting in the 21st place for the 100 lap race.  Teammate, Spencer Wauters posted an 11th place finish in his first start at the Hudson, NC short track.

SMS_6368“The race went well,” Vinnie Miller said.  “I had 100 laps of experience tonight.  I had only a small donut on the car.  I did scratch the wall a little but finished 14th after starting 21st and I’m happy about that.  I was most proud I didn’t fall back or get lapped. It was such a great experience and I’m so thankful to Richie (Wauters) and all the guys on the team for helping me and not giving up!  I can’t wait until the next race!”

“We had a really racy car but just missed it a little,” Spencer Wauters said. “It was my first CARS event and first time at Tri County Speedway which was a lot of fun but I had hoped to bring home a top-10 for the guys at Wauters Motorsports.  We’ll see what we can do to improve that next week at Anderson.”

The Wauters Motorsports teams will head to Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, SC Saturday, June 20th to compete in PASS Series event.

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Vinnie Miller to Make CARS Series Debut with Wauters Motorsports at Tri County Motor Speedway

17 Year Old Drivers 2015 Super Late Model Schedule Released

image8Hudson, NC (June 11, 2015)-Less than one week after Vinnie Miller graduated from Brandon High School in Ortonville, Michigan, the 17 year old will make his CARS Series debut in the No. 5M Master Mfg. Wauters Motorsports car at Tri County Motor Speedway Friday, June 12, 2015.

Veteran NASCAR crew chief and team owner, Richie Wauters will direct the young driver on the 4/10 mile banked asphalt track in Hudson, NC.

Miller has a background in Pro Late Model racing in his native Michigan but has been testing the SLM car for the past month as part Wauters Motorsports Driver Development program.   Miller will compete in at least 13 events with Wauters Motorsports in the CARS, PASS and Southern Super Series’.

head shot“I’m excited for my first race in the super late model car,” Vinnie Miller said.  “Richie (Wauters) has been working with me closely and telling me I’m getting more consistent. Spencer (Wauters) has been really assisting me in learning each track we test at and will be with me during the open test Thursday, helping me learn the lines of Tri County Speedway.   I’m hoping that I can show the team what I’ve learned so far by bringing home a solid finish.”

The LeftturnsandSunburns.com 200 Presented by CCC&TI CARS Series super late model race is slated for Friday, June 12, 2015.  Grandstands open at 4:00pm with racing action beginning at 7:00pm.

For the most current updates from Tri County Motor Speedway visit www.Speed51.com.

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Southern Swing Set for Dalton Sargeant and Spencer Wauters at 5 Flags Speedway and Mobile Speedway this Weekend

image8 Pensacola, FL (May 22, 2015)-Dalton Sargeant and Spencer Wauters look for the win in the second leg of the Super Late Model Blizzard at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida Friday night.  Sargeant will pilot the No. 5S Galt car with Wauters in the No. 5W super late model.

image7The Wauters’ teams will then head to Mobile International Speedway for the Southern Super Series race Saturday, May 23, 2015 on the Irvington, AL track.

Race coverage for both events will be live on www.Speed51.com.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Dalton Sargeant on Facebook and Twitter: @WautersMotors5, @DaltonSargeant.

Vinnie Miller Joins Wauters Motorsports Driver Development Program

Michigan High School Senior Set to Run Select Southern Super Series Races with Wauters’ in 2015’

34251 (2)Mooresville, NC – (May 15, 2015)-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 2015051495212534-12014 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.

IMG_20150514_0001“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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Sargeant Wins at Motordrome in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Motordrome win

Motordrome Speedway Photo

Dalton Sargeant brings home the first win of the season for Wauters Motorsports Friday night in the No. 5s GALT car at Motordrome Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event.

Sargeant, recently named in the newest NASCAR Next class,  won the heat race and after inversion started fourth for the main race at the 1/2 mile Smithton, PA short track.

The young driving phenom lead 35 of the 40 lap feature.