Millen Takes Third at San Felipe 250

2018-04-10T10:30:31-07:0004.10.18|Racing|Tags: |

Rhys Millen’s racing team took to the desert once again this past week, and once again, found itself on the podium at the race’s end.

Car No. 2966 took third place in the Score International San Felipe 250β€”which, as Rhys noted afterward, was a real accomplishment considering the pre-race adversity the team had to deal with.

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Offical 3rd place at the @scoreinternational #sanfelipe250🏁 πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»This was a win for the team as a podium was our goal the morning of the race after a freak electrical gremlin fried our ecu and damaged the motor at 10pm the night before the race while out setting lights. The boys worked till 4:30am Race morning swapping the motor from our pre runner to make sure to had a vehicle to present to the line. With the clutching not matched to the stock ecu the car would only rev to 8100 rpm with a top speed of 60mph most places and 70 on the hard flat (typically 90+) it was all about carrying as much Speed everywhere and having as little down time as possible. A huge thanks to @pennzoil for keeping our pre runner motor alive for this race as it has thousands of miles on it and performed flawlessly in these 100 degree temps. Also a big thanks to @tireballs for this being my first race that I have not had a flat in due to rocks bending wheels and while being passed for 3rd place only 6 miles from the finished I watched 3rd place hit a rock section we had marked and get 3 flats at once handing us back the position. This weekend we got beat but it feels like a β€œWin” , we had the amazing support from the products we run to get us to the podium πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» @tensortire @methodracewheels @madiganmotorsports @superatv_com @justicebros @aemelectronics @fox @polarisrzr @factory_utv @biggunexhaust @assaultutv @bajadesignsofficial @ruggedradios @safecraft @sparcousa @energycoilracing @rearlightbar πŸŽ₯ cred @danielcphotographic

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Before the race, Rhys’ team posted a couple amazing video clips showcasing the strengths of the team’s car, and some of the unique wrinkles they had to deal with.