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Miller To Represent USA In World Cup

Published: August 22, 2016 1:10 am ET

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When the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) joined FEGAT in the early 1980’s that earned the organization to opportunity to name the American entrant in the FEGAT World Championship for Amateur Drivers (the World Cup). Although this competition started as an event every four years, it has melded into an international competition every two years.

Hannah Miller, the USA’s National Amateur Driver of 2015, will carry America’s colours when she competes in six races against her counterparts from 13 other international countries in Budapest, Hungary beginning August 31 and continuing until September 4.

“I’m proud and overwhelmed in being the American representative to the World Cup,” Ms. Miller said. “It will be challenging for me to compete mostly against men who, for the most part, are seasoned veterans, but I look forward to the challenge and I hope I do well."

Miller is the daughter of trainer Erv Miller, the 2005 U.S. Trainer of the Year and number three ranked trainer in terms of wins with more than 4,800, and she is the sister of professional driver Marcus Miller.

“Hurricane Hannah” Miller, 24, is a member of many amateur driving clubs including among others, the Billings Series, NAADA, and the Catskill Amateur Drivers Club, and not surprisingly, she is the current leader in each series.

Last year when she won the National Amateur Drivers Award, she had driven 32 winners, the most ever by an amateur in one season. She already has 27 wins and is on target to eclipse last season’s stats.

According to NAADA president Joe Faraldo, “Hannah is the best and we’re sending our best to Budapest to race in the World Cup.”

Miller is no stranger to racing abroad having anchored the American Team when they travelled to Majorca last fall to race against the Spanish amateurs. And earlier she was on the American team which travelled to greater Naples, Italy to race against their veteran amateurs.

Slated to leave for Budapest on August 29, Miller will be joined by her parents Erv and Heidi Miller, her boyfriend Nick Surick, and NAADA founder and president Joe Faraldo along with his wife Yma.

(With files from NAADA)

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