Dave McMillan

Dave McMillan (born 18 May 1944) is a New Zealand former racing driver.

Throughout the 1970s, McMillan raced Formula Fords in his native New Zealand during the northern winter and raced Super Vees in America in the northern summer. In 1979 he placed ninth in the USAC Mini Indy Super Vee series and eighth in the SCCA Formula Super Vee Championship. In 1980 he began racing in Formula Pacific in his native New Zealand, which at the time used Formula Atlantic rules where Super Vee cars were legal. McMillan won the 1980 championship in his Super Vee car and finished third in American Super Vee. In 1982 he won the American CASC North American Formula Atlantic Championship in a Cosworth BDA powered Ralt. In 1983 he finished fourth in Formula Pacific and in 1984 he finished 5th.[1] He continued to work other jobs in racing, eventually moving to the United States to work in the Indy Lights series.

McMillan was the New Zealand Gold Star Champion in 1976/77, 1978/79 and 1979/80 and the winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix in 1981.[2]

McMillan is an inductee of the New Zealand Motorsports Wall of Fame.[3]

He has 2 daughters, Olivia (b. 1990) and Cassidy (b. 1994)

Racing recordEdit

Complete USAC Mini-Indy Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos Points
1979  
TEX1
 
IRP
 
MIL1
 
POC
 
TEX2
3
 
MIL2
4
 
MIN1
18
 
MIN2
9
9th 304
1980 David Psachie  
MIL
2
 
POC
11
 
MDO
1
 
MIN1
16
 
MIN2
 
ONT
6th 385

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Driver DB Entry for Dave McMillan". Driver DB. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  2. ^ Wall of Fame, www.motorsport.org.nz Retrieved 9 November 2015
  3. ^ "Wall of Fame induction a huge honour, says Dixon". New Zealand Herald. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2011.