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May 8, 1988
Steve Millen, driving a Toyota, passed a pair of Mazda drivers on the next-to-last lap to score his first victory of the season in the Grand Sport truck division in Saturday night's Off-Road Gran Prix races at the Rose Bowl before an estimated 41,000 fans. Millen, the 1986 champion in the truck class from Santa Ana, got past Glenn Harris of Camarillo on Lap 9 of the 10-lap main event and then edged passed his brother, Rod, for the victory by one length.
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July 14, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Millen admits he has given some thought to his mortality. After a 23-year auto racing career during which he has been incredibly fortunate in avoiding accidents as well as winning--Millen's luck has changed. Millen has been in two terrifying sports car crashes in the last 26 months. After the first, he came back to win the International Motorsports Assn. GTS driver's championship in a Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo. The second crash occurred April 30 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.
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April 11, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
When Steve Millen had the first serious accident of his racing career on March 1, he had the good fortune to have Ron Hemelgarn as one of his car owners. Millen, a New Zealander living in Irvine, drives anything on wheels--from trucks to sports sedans to Indy cars--and last year his versatility earned him a spot on the racing writers' All-American team.
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July 13, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Millen admits it. He has given some thought to mortality. After a 23-year racing career in which he has been incredibly lucky--in avoiding accidents as well as reaching victory lane--Millen's luck has run out the past three years. Well, maybe not completely out, but the crankcase is leaking. Millen has been in two terrifying car crashes the past 26 months. After the first, he came back to win the International Motorsports Assn. GTS driver's championship in a Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo.
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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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August 24, 1987 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Danny Thompson's pre-race notion was way off. But his post-race emotion was right on. "I thought there'd be five or six stadium trucks on top of each other at the end," Thompson said of Sunday's Jeep Mini-Metal Challenge, the featured event in the 15th Stroh's SCORE Off-Road World Championships at Riverside International Raceway. "But it didn't end that way. I was surprised. But happy."
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July 14, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Millen admits he has given some thought to his mortality. After a 23-year auto racing career during which he has been incredibly fortunate in avoiding accidents as well as winning--Millen's luck has changed. Millen has been in two terrifying sports car crashes in the last 26 months. After the first, he came back to win the International Motorsports Assn. GTS driver's championship in a Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo. The second crash occurred April 30 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.
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September 29, 1994 | SHAV GLICK
It might be too early to name the comeback driver of the year, but Steve Millen, a transplanted New Zealander who lives in Newport Beach and drives a Nissan 300ZX in the International Motor Sports Assn. GTS series, should head the list of nominees. Millen was involved in a freak accident June 27, 1993, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. He suffered a double skull fracture, broken jaw, several broken ribs and a severely shattered left arm.
SPORTS
July 13, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Millen admits it. He has given some thought to mortality. After a 23-year racing career in which he has been incredibly lucky--in avoiding accidents as well as reaching victory lane--Millen's luck has run out the past three years. Well, maybe not completely out, but the crankcase is leaking. Millen has been in two terrifying car crashes the past 26 months. After the first, he came back to win the International Motorsports Assn. GTS driver's championship in a Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo.
SPORTS
September 29, 1994 | SHAV GLICK
It might be too early to name the comeback driver of the year, but Steve Millen, a transplanted New Zealander who lives in Newport Beach and drives a Nissan 300ZX in the International Motor Sports Assn. GTS series, should head the list of nominees. Millen was involved in a freak accident June 27, 1993, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. He suffered a double skull fracture, broken jaw, several broken ribs and a severely shattered left arm.
SPORTS
May 8, 1988
Steve Millen, driving a Toyota, passed a pair of Mazda drivers on the next-to-last lap to score his first victory of the season in the Grand Sport truck division in Saturday night's Off-Road Gran Prix races at the Rose Bowl before an estimated 41,000 fans. Millen, the 1986 champion in the truck class from Santa Ana, got past Glenn Harris of Camarillo on Lap 9 of the 10-lap main event and then edged passed his brother, Rod, for the victory by one length.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
August 24, 1987 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Danny Thompson's pre-race notion was way off. But his post-race emotion was right on. "I thought there'd be five or six stadium trucks on top of each other at the end," Thompson said of Sunday's Jeep Mini-Metal Challenge, the featured event in the 15th Stroh's SCORE Off-Road World Championships at Riverside International Raceway. "But it didn't end that way. I was surprised. But happy."
SPORTS
April 11, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
When Steve Millen had the first serious accident of his racing career on March 1, he had the good fortune to have Ron Hemelgarn as one of his car owners. Millen, a New Zealander living in Irvine, drives anything on wheels--from trucks to sports sedans to Indy cars--and last year his versatility earned him a spot on the racing writers' All-American team.
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September 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Steve Millen of Irvine set a lap record Friday in his Nissan 300 SX to win the pole position for the Jamesway 300 today at Lime Rock Park. Millen's time of 50.385 seconds broke the mark of 50.686 seconds set by defending International Motor Sports Assn. circuit GTO champion Pete Halsmer in 1988. "The car was really good and we thought the pole was possible. We've had the pole several times this year and won three races, which is doing as well as anyone," Millen said.
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August 13, 1988 | PAT RAY
The beginning of the end of racing at Riverside International Raceway starts today with the first of two days of the 16th annual Stroh's SCORE Off-Road World Championships, the final event before the raceway becomes a shopping center. Practice on the 1.5-mile course is at 8 a.m., first race at 11:30. Today's program includes motorcycles, ATV and two qualifying races for stadium Class 10 buggys to determine the start for Sunday's final.
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