A Q&A With Bryce Miller
As we approach Tuesday's Belgard Paves the Way Dixieland Delight 35 at Wisconsin International Raceway, we thought we would take some time and catch up with the 2020 Dixieland Delight Winner Bryce Miller. Bryce is currently in his second full time season with the Midwest Truck Series coming off a strong rookie campaign and sits 3rd in the 2021 points standings.
What are your goals in racing?
My ultimate goal is to make it to the ranks of Super Late Model racing. If the right opportunity presented itself, I would love to run in a traveling Super Late Model tour. I am thankful for the current opportunities that I have and am excited for whatever the future holds.
How do you acclimate yourself to a new track like WIR was for you last year?
Prior to race day, I study YouTube and onboard videos of previous races which helps me visualize the characteristics of the track. My GoPro is also a great tool for helping me evaluate where I need to improve as a driver as well as changes needed on the truck.
What’s the biggest difference from the Trucks to the sportsman car that you used to race?
The trucks have a lighter chassis and as a driver, I have a better feel for how the truck is handling. I enjoy the challenge of racing at multiple race tracks with a very diverse field of drivers and crew chiefs.
Favorite track and why?
My favorite track is my home track, Jefferson Speedway. The track is unique with having 2 completely different corners along with multiple grooves that lead to three wide racing. This has taught me awareness, discipline, and patience.
Favorite driver/ hero in racing?
Since I was young, my favorite driver has been Andrew Morrissey. I have always admired that he does everything in house with a limited budget and is one of the top competitors.
Why the number 11?
In fourth grade, the only jersey that fit was #11. It continued to be my basketball jersey number throughout high school, which later carried on as my racing number.
What is the toughest part of the Midwest Truck Series?
It has to be learning to adapt and figure out the setups for all of the different tracks. To be competitive, you always have to improve and find ways to have an edge on the strong field of competitors.
Biggest thrill in racing?
Last year, it was awesome to win the Midwest Truck Feature at the Dixieland Delight in front of that crowd, streamed live as my first win with the series. It was so rewarding to see all of the hard work come to fruition.
What are your goals outside of racing?
I currently attend University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and am pursuing a Marketing major. Ultimately, I want to be in sales or advertising and it would be awesome if it was racing related.
Sponsors and people to thank?
It takes a team on and off the track to have a solid racing program. I can’t thank Mike Carmichael enough for the opportunity to drive his truck. My dad for all of his time and commitment. A special thanks to Dave Klein and Andrew Morrissey for their expertise and mentoring. Also, a big shout out to our sponsors for all of their support in making this possible:
Floors for Less
Club la Mark
Monarch Media Designs
The Gardiner Co.
TAS Heating & Cooling
Columbus Family Dental
Eclipse Tinting and Lumarr
You can catch Bryce and the entire field of Midwest Trucks Tuesday August 3rd at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI. The Midwest Truck Series will be joining the the ARCA Midwest Tour on this special night.
Alexander Gilhart - Midwest Truck Series Media