The motto of the Boy Scouts is Be Prepared and for one young man from Pulaski, Tn., that has been the pattern of his life.
Tyler Miles has been preparing all of his 18 years to be one of the best no matter what the challenges of life might bring. Never satisfied with the norm, Miles has been a consistent leader in whatever he has been associated with, constantly pushing himself to be better. In high school he is consistently among those at the top of his class in academics. Not only is he maintaining excellent high school accomplishments but he has found time to be dual-enrolled in college courses to further his knowledge of world affairs. He is also a leader in his church life.
One of his crowning achievements in his short life has been to attain the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America program in only seven years. Miles started in scouting as a Tiger Cub at age eight. Then in 2007, at age 15, he earned the highest ranking possible in Scouting, Eagle Scout. Considering only five percent of over 900,000 eligible scouts accomplished that feat in 2007, Miles was definitely a young man on the move.
His racing career has also been on the fast-track. Starting in go-karts in 2000 he achieved many national accolades before starting into asphalt racing in 2006 with a Mini-Stock type car. It didn’t take him long to transfer from racing on dirt to racing on asphalt as he won a Mini-Stock Championship in his rookie season. That accomplishment pushed his desire to move on, so in 2008 he further challenged himself by moving to Late Model type cars.
“I can’t say we have set the world on fire in Late Model competition, stated Miles, but it has given me another challenge to be better in life. We traveled throughout the South to various tracks in 2008 and 2009 to gain more experience in car handling and set-up. In 2009 we started running at Montgomery Motor Speedway because that is now the best 1/2-mile race track anywhere close to home. Their “Show Me the Money” races pay well and draw the best Late Model racers we have ever competed against. We know 2010 can be better and now with the announcement about a Rookie of the Year Program, sponsored by Sunoco, we know where we will be racing in 2010.” continued Miles.
“Montgomery is a great facility, the track is fast, they have great officials and no doubt have the best PR program anywhere we have ever raced,” said Mark Miles, Tyler’s dad. “Tyler is excited about 2010 and we know he will do well in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year program with his determination and perseverance for success,” continued Mark Miles.
Racing action starts at Montgomery with a Media Day and Open Practice on March 12-13. The first “Show Me the Money” event kicks of the season on March 20 with a 125-lap Late Model race along with Street Stock, Trucks and the new Buzz Division competing.