By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Street Outlaws OG Joe “Dominator” Woods defeated her in the first round at the track near Amish country. Despite the first-round loss, Mills was appreciative of the opportunity.
“Well, everyone we made it,” she said in a Facebook post. “As a kid, I watched TV and saw people doing what I dreamed about. If you asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would say race Top Fuel. Although I’m not racing Top Fuel, I think I have made Kindergarten Kallee pretty proud. Traveling the country with my family and friends drag racing is pretty much a dream come true and on top of all that, I’m racing in front of thousands of people. I have dreamed about this day since I was about 7 years old. No, I’m not finished yet. I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to go but this is a big step to where I am going.
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“Sometimes things happen and you ask why? But I can promise you if you asked me years ago if I thought I would be on an NPK invite list I would have laughed at you. Fans thank you for coming by and giving me someone to talk to when I’m selling t-shirts and hearing my story. Nothing makes me happier than I see the kiddos’ faces light up when I ask them if they want to sit in the car. Me and my family wanted to get involved in NPK because there isn’t another type of racing that can compete with this series. There are many sanctions trying to duplicate it and it’s not going to happen because of the fans we have here at NPK and for the brains behind the operation.”
She thanked her parents, crew, and sponsors for helping her on this journey.
“I would also like to thank all the people that have watched me grow up at the race track and supported me since the beginning. As a young girl, I remember going to the track on the weekends [and]racing with my Jr. Dragster friends ([whom] I still and in contact with most of them today.) This was where it all started for me. I would also like to thank my friends that support me on and off the track. Thank you for understanding my schedule is extremely busy and still want to hang out with me or understanding that our hanging out on the weekend might be at the racetrack. I have watched the people before me build a literal empire. Street Outlaws has an amazing brand that fans love. They have been going at this longer than I have had my driver’s license. Each racer brings something different to the big picture and it’s honestly amazing. It’s like a puzzle each of us has a special part in the show. Every race I show up at I feel more and more special that I get to race next to these stars and listen to all their stories about being on the road. Someday I hope to be like them but In my own version.
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“Thank you Sam, Jen, and the entire Pilgrim media crew for giving us racers an amazing place to race and giving me a chance to be in the big show. Stay true to yourself. There will be people that say you aren’t loud enough, the right size or talented enough, etc. Just keep your head up and do you. You can do anything you set your mind to. Lastly, I would like to thank the good Lord above. God has a plan for each and every one of us. Stay true to his plan even though it may seem like everything’s falling apart. Everything will work out how it’s supposed to be.”
She earned this opportunity after winning Outlaw Big Tire and the Futures Class in the first two events of the season.
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