Miller Resuming Role As Super Cat Owners Group Rep

Miller Resuming Role As Super Cat Owners Group Rep

Even when he’s sidelined from competing alongside driver Myrick Coil in his Super Cat and Class 1 offshore raceboats, as he was last weekend in Cocoa Beach, Fla., M CON team-owner Tyler Miller keeps moving forward. The Wathena, Kan.-based throttleman didn’t just leave the venue with a Super Cat checkered flag and third-place Class 1 finish. He returned home as the elected representative and spokesman for the Super Cat team-owners group.

The owner and throttleman of the M CON/Monster Energy Super Cat team, Tyler Miller is back in his role as the representative and spokesman for the Super Cat owner team-owners group. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Miller replaced New Zealand’s Wayne Valder of the Pro Floors Racing team, who replaced—Miller. Valder is out for the season as he recovers from shoulder surgery. The time-difference between the United States always presented communication challenges for the group members, all of whom are now based in the U.S. Having all parties within no more than one hour apart time-zone-wise is decidedly more efficient.

“It is a true honor to be representing a such a great group of people,” Miller said. “I am humbled by the level of respect they have to bring me back, and I am excited to get to back to work for all of them.”

The owner/throttleman of the Super Cat-class Rollin Transport/SV team, Vinnie Diorio views Miller as the perfect man for the job.

“Tyler will do whatever is best for the class and the sport, even if it doesn’t benefit him,” Diorio said. “He’s such a people-person, and honestly there isn’t a more genuine man on the planet. I’m glad he accepted the role.

“All that said, I can’t wait for the day I can beat him,” he added, then laughed.

The owner of the Dirty Money team, Beau Renfroe agreed. “Tyler is very in touch with the organizers and I feel that is beneficial to both sides,” Renfroe said. “We will also help as a group where needed.”

So far, both the Powerboat-P1 Thunder On Cocoa Beach and Race World Offshore 7 Mile Offshore Grand Prix have attracted seven-boat fleets. The third event of the American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series and the second event of the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship, Shootout Offshore is set for May 30-June 2 at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Despite the Central Missouri lake being home-water for Miller, who is currently recovering from back surgery, Miller isn’t sure if he’ll be in the cockpit of either raceboat. He plans to make his decision to bring in Steve Curtis to throttle the Class 1 boat and John Tomlinson to throttle the Super Cat boat—as they in Cocoa Beach—in the next day or so.

“My back feels a little better every day, but I am still fifty-fifty,” Miller explained. “My heart says yes, my back says maybe and my head says no.

“I don’t want to do anything that puts me out of the boat for 10 years instead of six to eight weeks,” he added.

Even if Tyler Miller isn’t in the cockpit of either M CON raceboat for Shootout Offshore, he and his wife, Lindsey, will be there.

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