BERLIN — Ryan Millington will be traveling from North Carolina to the Granite State to compete in one of New England’s most prestigious Late Model events at Speedway 51 powered by the Autosaver Group, when he enters the Moms of Lancaster Fall Brawl on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Millington is coming off a spectacular year at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway where the talented teen won 10 poles and 9 feature events and placed his name in the record books as the youngest Late Model champion in the 66-year history of the track. At 16 years and two weeks, Millington joins names like Ralph Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett and Harry Gant in the record book as track champions at the famed oval.
“I am really excited to race at Speedway 51,” said Millington. “My Dad has told me how tough the competition is and I am looking forward to racing against some of the best racers in New England and Canada. It has been a fantastic season this year and it would be awesome to bring home a trophy to North Carolina.”
“I won my first race at Speedway 51 in 1979” added his Dad, Scott Millington. “It is really exciting to have Ryan race at a track where I have so many great memories. He had a great season this year and it will be great to visit our family and race in the same week.”
Ryan Millington has been racing since he was ten years old, starting in dirt go karts, then on to US Legend cars where he won at 7 different race tracks throughout the southeast over a two-year period. Last year in his first year of NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing, all Ryan did was win his first ever start in a Late Model outdistancing Dale Earnhardt Jr. star driver Josh Berry in a 100-lap race. He went on to win three races and was crowned the North Carolina, NASCAR Rookie of the Year.
“This is definitely going to be exciting,” said Ryan. “I am not used to racing on high banked quarter mile tracks, but I feel like once I get comfortable I should be able to be pretty racy. I just want to meet as many fans as possible and enjoy my time in New Hampshire with my family.”
Along with the high powered North Country Ford Late Models, the Perras Ace Hardware Tiger Sportsman, Caron Fabrication Street Stocks, A.B excavating Daredevils, White Mountains Community College Cyclones and the Twisted Tea Angels will all be in competition. Post time for the Oct. 7 event will be at 1pm. Grandstands open at 10 a.m., and the pits open up for Late Models at 8 a.m., and 9 a.m. for all other classes. Adults are just $25, Seniors and Military just $20, Teens 12-16 $10, and Kids 11 and under are free.
For more information on Ryan and this event and others, visit the website at www.speedway51int.com, or call the new track hotline at (802) 266-0240. Speedway 51 is located on Craggy Road in Groveton.