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January 24, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Considering it was a hand-me-down, Rod Millen's mini pickup truck certainly was the class of the field Saturday night in Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix at Anaheim Stadium. Millen, driving in only his seventh stadium race, passed Walker Evans on the third lap and held off a late-charging Ivan Stewart to win the main event before a sellout crowd of 65,158. Millen's truck, a 1986 rotary-driven Mazda, was introduced two years ago by team captain Glenn Harris.
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December 16, 2005 | SHAV GLICK
Rhys Millen, the Sports Car Club of America's drifting champion and the driver with the highest hopes of defeating Japan's best drifters in Saturday's D1 Grand Prix USA vs. Japan competition at Irwindale Speedway, crashed his car Thursday during practice and will miss the event. "Rhys was on new tires and wasn't familiar with the new track configuration and went into Turn 1 a little too hot," said Blair Stopnik, Rhys Millen Racing team manager. "The track was slippery, and he hit the rear end.
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July 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
Defending Unlimited Class champion and overall record-holder Rod Millen was the fastest driver in Saturday's 76th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs, Colo. Millen raced a hybrid Toyota Tacoma up the 12.42-mile gravel road to the 14,110-foot summit in 10 minutes 7.70 seconds, shy of his 1974 record run of 10:04.06. Nobuhiro Tajima of Japan was second in the Unlimited Class at 10:32.57 in a Suzuki Sidekick, and Bobby Regester of Florissant was third at 10:59.
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April 10, 2005 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
If ever there was a Toyota Pro/Celebrity race that should have been a foregone conclusion, it was Saturday's at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Pole-sitter Ingo Rademacher not only qualified faster than his celebrity peers, he was even faster than the professionals. And Rademacher knew it.
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December 16, 2005 | SHAV GLICK
Rhys Millen, the Sports Car Club of America's drifting champion and the driver with the highest hopes of defeating Japan's best drifters in Saturday's D1 Grand Prix USA vs. Japan competition at Irwindale Speedway, crashed his car Thursday during practice and will miss the event. "Rhys was on new tires and wasn't familiar with the new track configuration and went into Turn 1 a little too hot," said Blair Stopnik, Rhys Millen Racing team manager. "The track was slippery, and he hit the rear end.
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July 2, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Millen's rally racing career has taken him around the world, but his Holy Grail sits at the top of it. Pikes Peak in Colorado presents a 156-turn demon, a 12.42-mile stretch of road that has a starting line 9,390 feet above sea level and a finish line nearly a mile higher. Millen's quest to break the elusive 10-minute barrier continues Sunday with the 77th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Manitou Springs, Colo.
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April 10, 2005 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
If ever there was a Toyota Pro/Celebrity race that should have been a foregone conclusion, it was Saturday's at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Pole-sitter Ingo Rademacher not only qualified faster than his celebrity peers, he was even faster than the professionals. And Rademacher knew it.
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June 29, 1995 | SHAV GLICK
For several decades, the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb was almost the private domain of the Unser family of Albuquerque, N.M. Bobby won it 13 times and brothers, sons, uncles and cousins added another 20 titles. Now, Rod Millen, a transplanted New Zealander who lives in Newport Beach, has taken control of the world's most famous hill climb. Driving a highly modified Toyota Celica, Millen last year wiped 40 seconds off the record for negotiating the 156 turns on a 12.
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July 2, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
There aren't many ultimate barriers in sports left to conquer. The 4-minute mile and 60 home runs have long since been broken and even Lou Gehrig's consecutive- games record is history. One remaining barrier, though, is the 10-minute run up Pikes Peak. In 77 years, no one has done it. Rod Millen, a transplanted New Zealander who lives in Newport Beach, has come so close he hears those last few seconds ticking away in his sleep. And he's not giving up.
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September 15, 1986 | Associated Press
Rod Millen of Newport Beach broke the four-event winning streak of John Buffum of Colchester, Vt., at the Sunriser 400 Forest Rally, a Sports Car Club of America PRO Rally. Millen and co-driver Harry Ward of Toledo, Ohio, powered their open-class Mazda RX-7 to victory in 1 minute 25 seconds Saturday. Of the 75 starters, only 48 survived the 20-hour, 375-mile event.
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July 2, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
There aren't many ultimate barriers in sports left to conquer. The 4-minute mile and 60 home runs have long since been broken and even Lou Gehrig's consecutive- games record is history. One remaining barrier, though, is the 10-minute run up Pikes Peak. In 77 years, no one has done it. Rod Millen, a transplanted New Zealander who lives in Newport Beach, has come so close he hears those last few seconds ticking away in his sleep. And he's not giving up.
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July 2, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Millen's rally racing career has taken him around the world, but his Holy Grail sits at the top of it. Pikes Peak in Colorado presents a 156-turn demon, a 12.42-mile stretch of road that has a starting line 9,390 feet above sea level and a finish line nearly a mile higher. Millen's quest to break the elusive 10-minute barrier continues Sunday with the 77th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Manitou Springs, Colo.
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July 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
Defending Unlimited Class champion and overall record-holder Rod Millen was the fastest driver in Saturday's 76th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs, Colo. Millen raced a hybrid Toyota Tacoma up the 12.42-mile gravel road to the 14,110-foot summit in 10 minutes 7.70 seconds, shy of his 1974 record run of 10:04.06. Nobuhiro Tajima of Japan was second in the Unlimited Class at 10:32.57 in a Suzuki Sidekick, and Bobby Regester of Florissant was third at 10:59.
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June 29, 1995 | SHAV GLICK
For several decades, the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb was almost the private domain of the Unser family of Albuquerque, N.M. Bobby won it 13 times and brothers, sons, uncles and cousins added another 20 titles. Now, Rod Millen, a transplanted New Zealander who lives in Newport Beach, has taken control of the world's most famous hill climb. Driving a highly modified Toyota Celica, Millen last year wiped 40 seconds off the record for negotiating the 156 turns on a 12.
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July 17, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Rod Millen continued Mazda's domination of the grand national sports truck class Saturday night with a victory in the sixth round of Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix before 43,700 fans at the Coliseum. Millen, running sixth at the outset, benefited from a five-car pileup in the peristyle end of the stadium on the second lap and then passed Al Arciero on the seventh lap to earn the win. Arciero finished second, and Rob MacCachren was third as only four drivers finished the race.
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December 15, 1994 | John O'Dell / Times staff writer
What's the difference between an off-road racing truck and a light-duty military attack vehicle? Maybe not that much. Rod Millen Motorsports, which made its name in professional rally and off-road racing, has been working with the U.S. Marine Corps to develop prototype attack vehicles that can fit inside cargo-carrying helicopters.
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