While much of the focus in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this summer was on the battles between Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, and Blake Baggett, there was another story unfolding. Minnesota privateer Henry Miller jumped up to a 450 midseason and began making a name for himself in the process, the 20-year-old showing great speed and potential as a top-ten threat. Since he’s still relatively unknown in the moto crowd, we felt it was time we all get to know Henry Miller a little better.
Racer X: Being from Rochester, Minnesota, does that mean you were a regular in the District 23 moto scene? Walk us through your early days of racing.
Henry Miller: My first year and a half, I was just District 23, just learning the whole racing scene and all that and getting used to racing. Then we started getting into amateur nationals and doing that kind of stuff, traveling a little bit more. We would do the two back-to-back races in Texas, then we’d do Mini Os in Florida. We tried for Loretta Lynn’s a few times, but I never made it there until my last year on a 65. Then that’s when I stopped doing District 23 races mainly and just went for the bigger amateur nationals.