Monroe, NC (8/15/2018) -
Father-and-son driving team Chris and Payton
Mills enjoyed the high speeds at Bark River
International Raceway as they put in competitive
runs in their Mills3 Yamaha YXZ 1000R UTVs.
Bad luck, however, didn’t bode well for the
The doubleheader race was held on Bark River’s
fast and technical track. The facility in
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a favorite of
both the Mills and Chris Mills set the pace
early as he put in his best career qualifying
effort for the Pro Stock race.
“The car was good all weekend, we just didn’t
get the results we wanted to,” said Mills.
“Bark River is one of my favorite tracks.
The conditions were great and I loved the
Racing's Chris Mills
Along with loamy soil, as racing progressed
through the weekend, rocks began appearing
on the track surface, causing tire and wheel
problems for many competitors. The Mills are
running Fuel Wheels and Tires and they had
no issues all weekend.
“The Fuel Tires work great in every situation,”
said Mills. “We saw a lot of flats this weekend,
but we didn’t have any. Our Fuel Wheels and
Tires have been flawless this season.”
Racing's Payton Mills
Payton Mills started 16th in Saturday’s Pro
Modified race. He was making his way through
the field when an engine issue ended his weekend
“Things just didn’t work out the way we wanted
to this weekend,” said Mills. “I was working
my way up when we had a coolant line break
and the head gasket failed. So that ended
my weekend. I love this track, though. I love
the speed here.”
The Mills family was humbled when they were
presented with the newest edition of ATV &
SXS Insider. The leading powersports publication
ran a two-page feature detailing the Mills
family and the hard work they are putting
into their racing program.
“It was a great surprise to be featured,”
said Payton Mills. “It was pretty emotional,
actually because my dad and I put so much
into this. We are so blessed to have a great
group of sponsors and a supportive family.
We couldn’t do it without them.”
Racing's Chris & Payton Mills Featured
in ATV & SXS Insider
Chris Mills was equally emotional. The Mills3
moniker comes from the three generations of
the Mills family involved in the program.
For the Mills, family and racing go together.
“That story humbled me,” said Chris Mills.
“It’s very special to us. We’re making memories
Speaking of family, the entire Mills clan
is scheduled to be at the season finale at
Crandon International Raceway. The race has
always been special to the Mills family. Unfortunately,
team mechanic Dan Duray won’t be able to attend
“There is no substitute for the fall race
at Crandon,” said Chris Mills. “We’ll get
our cars buttoned up and we’ll be ready to
go. Dan Duray has no idea how important he
is for us. We’ll definitely miss him at Crandon.”
The Mills3 team is already preparing for
a strong finish to the 2018 Lucas Oil Midwest
Short Course League season. The season finale
is scheduled for August 31-September 1 in
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