Friday night Bedford Speedway runs the 10th and final Milt Miller Tribute race. Many fans may wonder who & the heck this guy was. Please allow me to indulge.
Milt began his career in 1965 driving a modified that had seen its better days. But Milt squeezed every drop of Speed out of that old dark blue #77 that season and actually led the points at the old Fort Ashby track that first season. The last impression I have of Bedford’s first weekly abbreviated year in 1965 was Milt barrel rolling that battered modified on Bedford’s poorly lit front stretch.
Milt was never intimidated by other drivers or tracks, to say he was a confident competitor would be an understatement.
He took that first year’s experience in old #77 and won 2 Championships the next year in the Valentine 5x at Hesston & South Penn Speedways. He definitely was a fearless quick learner that got the most from his equipment, and he finished races which is demonstrated by the track titles he won at the afore mentioned Speedways, plus ones at Jennerstown & Hagerstown driving the popular hemi-hummer #49 of Orville Conner which was wrenched by Gary Martz & Ray Robinson.
He proved his versatility in 1976 when he came out of retirement to successfully do battle in a late model on the local circuit, winning a combined area track point title.
Who was Milt Miller, he was one super good race driver that would have been a winner in any era of racing.
Pictured below is Milt & his first race car, plus the Conner #49 and at speed in the Kosier Bros. #8.