Clarence “Pop” Miller
Clarence “Pop” Miller developed an interest in speed at a very young age, racing automobiles and motorcycles and even learning to fly and becoming a member of a flying circus. Following his marriage and the birth of his first child, Clarence relocated his growing family to California, where he immediately became involved in racing as a mechanic. In the 1930s and 40s, he built, worked on and owned flat-head V8 powered Roadsters that ran with the California Roadster Association, before the CRA phased in Sprint Cars in the 1960s. At that point, Miller turned his attention to Sprinters, and having a keen eye for young talent, provided Parnelli Jones and Bob East with their first driving opportunities in a Sprint Car. Other successful drivers who drove for Miller included Bobby Unser, Buzz Rose and Gordon Wooley.