Parker Price Miller from Kokomo, Indiana and Ryan Smith from Stowe, Pennsylvania, will be at the Perth Motorplex for the first round of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek that kicks off on Boxing Day.
After you have completed your Christmas celebrations on Monday, make sure you are trackside on Tuesday night as we send Boxing Day off with a bang and see the Americans in action.
This throttle-stomping duo is not here for the tourist opportunities.
Both are here to win
And as for the local posse – well they are not too keen to give up bragging rights to two of Uncle Sam’s up-and coming superstars.
Here is a bit about the two visiting drivers…
Growing up with a love for baseball, Parker Price-Miller would excel at the sport but towards the end of his high school career, the baseball stand-out opted to pass on the traditional sport and chase his dreams as a professional race car driver.
Racing a Jr Sprint and a 600 Micro in his younger years, Price-Miller would move into a 360 and 410 sprintcar as well as into a Speedcars and his passion would continue to grow as his skill set became apparent.
Earning Lucas Oil POWRi National Speedcar Series Rookie of the Year in 2013, Price-Miller would win Rookie of the Year during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl in 2014.
Following his successful run at the Chili Bowl, Price-Miller would head to Florida that February and would pick up his first Sprintcar win as he topped a preliminary night win during the King of the 360’s event at East Bay Raceway Park.
As he continued to hone his craft, Price-Miller continued to find himself in victory lane as he raced his way through the Midwest.
2015 would see the youngster start to make a name for himself as he was able to breakthrough and win his first All Star Circuit of Champions feature event.
In 2016, Price-Miller would have a bit of a breakout year as he won numerous races with numerous sanctioning bodies and claimed the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Series Championship and also won the Canadian Nationals.
2017 saw Price-Miller broaden his horizons as he started out the year traveling from Florida to the West Coast with the World of Outlaws.
Though he took his lumps to start the year, the hard work paid off as he was able to score his first World of Outlaws feature event win later in the spring before being named to be the driver of the Destiny Motorsports No. 4.
A few of the things people will say about Ryan Smith is he is a “genuine” and “humble” sort of guy.
He is genuinely eager to perfect his craft yet is humble about his successful past and his bright future.
Smith is approachable by his ever-growing fan base and is always looking for ways to improve his performance as a driver, both on and off the track.
As a third-generation race driver, Smith understands how important it is to be able to connect and communicate with his crew as well as his fans.
He moved to 410 sprintcars in 2012- teamed with Donny Kreitz and Davey Brown as mentors.
Smith was taught by the best.
After two seasons with Kreitz – Ryan moved to the Rob Warko Racing #94 in 2014.
2014 proved to be a breakout year winning first 410 feature at NES in August and then beating the World of Outlaws (WoO) at Port Royal in October.
Team dynamics, driver savvy, setup experience, extreme patience, and maturity have evolved for Smith and the team.
In 2015 Ryan competed against All Star Circuit Of Champions adding 3 wins, many top 5s, and finished 7th in points.
2016 was a building year and captured his first win at Williams Grove.
In 2017, Ryan finished second in points with the All Stars behind Chad Kemenah, and recorded three wins.
Two of those came on a single night in Mansfield, Ohio.