Michelle Miller-425 Motorsports Sponsored Driver and her pup

"Michelle has an energy about her...she just has this spark! I admire her passion for life and her love of motorsports." ~Dan Reiss, CEO 425 Motorsports

1.     How long have you been involved in the racing industry and how did you get your start?  I started racing about 8 years ago.  I got invited to a Bremerton Sports Car Club autocross novice school and got hooked right away.  I’ve been competing and teaching autocross since then and in the last two years have started participating in HPDE events.  I also work at DirtFish Rally School and would love to get some rally events in, but still need to build a car to do that.

2.     What car do you race and what events in the NW or USA do you participate in?  I race a 2011 MINI Cooper, base model, in a class called street touring front.  We are allowed suspension and some power modifications and compete on street tires.  It’s quite fun.  Locally we race with the Bremerton Sports Car Club, SCCA, Torque Steerers and Porsche Club.  We travel to California for two events per year as part of the SCCA National Tour and to Lincoln Nebraska for the SCCA Solo Nationals.  We also do HPDE events with the BMW Club.

3.    What tip would you give someone who is thinking about or has recently started racing?  Have fun!

4.     What is your most memorable track day and why? Winning nationals in 2012.  It was such an amazing experience and I had two days of racing where I was totally in sync with the car.  Sometimes those days are hard to find.

5.     What is your advantage behind the wheel? What gives you an edge above the competition?  When not racing, I do a lot of mental preparation and vehicle preparation.  Not having to worry about your car the day of the race really allows you to focus on driving.

6.     What are your 3 MUST HAVE's as far as racing products?  Good seats and a harness are definite must haves for me.

7.     If you could be in the passenger seat of any famous racer's car who would it be and why?  Ooh, that’s a tough one.  I would love to have been in a Group B car back in the day.