About Miller Vinatieri Motorsports
Miller Vinatieri (MVM) Motorsports, LLC is a professional auto racing team owned by three-time Indy 500 starter Dr. Jack Miller and four-time Super Bowl champion and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri. The Indianapolis, Indiana based team fields multiple entries in the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, a series which is certified by the FIA and sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing.
Meet the Team
Dr. Jack Miller
Team Owner and Driver Coach
Dr. Jack Miller is a three-time starter in the Indianapolis 500 (1997, 1998 and 1999) and the March-series champion of Indy Lights (1993). A practicing dentist, he brought several major dental health companies together to build a racing program around his racing efforts that also included a dental health care educational program. It stressed the importance of dental health care to more than a million young people. Dr. Miller is also an accomplished commercial-rated pilot and flew Vice President Mike Pence to many functions while he was governor of Indiana. Dr. Miller got his love of racing from his grandfather, who owned sprint cars. Dr. Miller put together his own racing program from scratch through perseverance and hard work, and he enjoys helping his team’s young drivers try to do the same.
Adam Vinatieri is a placekicker for the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. He has played in five Super Bowls winning four of them, an NFL record. A future Hall of Famer, he has been called “Mr. Clutch” by the media due to his success when kicking under pressure. Other nicknames include “Automatic Adam” for his accuracy and “Iceman” for his poise under pressure. He has converted several of the most crucial field goals in NFL history. He often shares motivational tips that work well for him to help our drivers’ mental preparation.
Chris Williams co-owned a Firestone Indy Lights team (Alliance Motorsports and Fan Force United) that participated from 2008-2014. He also co-owned and participated in the 2012 Indy 500 with Fan Force United and driver Jean Alesi. He was in charge of sponsorship, logistics, travel, hospitality and administration for personnel and guests. A resident of Carmel, Indiana, he also traveled the world as a pro golfer for seven years. He has won the Indiana Mid-Am and multiple other golf tournaments.
Getting a multi-car racing team from point “A” to point “B” is a stiff challenge, but Chris Hammack is up to the task. He sees to it that the drivers have what they need, as well as ensures that the needs of the team are met. His attention to detail is crucial for MV Motorsports’ smooth operation at home and at the track. Chris has been working with Dr. Jack Miller for 18 years, and was Jack William Miller’s mechanic throughout his entire karting career. He also raced karts himself and is a fixture in the world of motorsports.
Brad Brewer has been involved in racing all his life, and with Indy cars for at least a dozen years. He was crew chief for Robbie Buhl’s Indy car effort with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. He also worked with Tyce Carlson’s Indy car program with Fan Force United. Brad also loves short-track racing, and helps with Brad Armstrong’s team for several special events such as the Little 500 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, which is the most prestigious asphalt sprint car race in the world. He was part of Kenny Schrader’s top-10 effort in that race in 2017. Brad and his wife Sarah and the family dog reside on the south side of Indianapolis.
Bob Anglin is another one of the hard workers that MV Motorsports turns to for a wide variety of assignments. He has been with Jack Miller for 17 years, and he is a fabricator for the team. He is also a master carpenter. He loves all sports, and enjoying coaching softball while spending time with his daughter. Dr. Miller said that loyalty, trustworthiness and dependability are among Bob’s greatest attributes.
Miller Vinatieri Motorsports is delighted to have the popular Gabby Chaves and Harding Racing Verizon IndyCar Series driver as our driver coach. After a stellar career in karting, Gabby also excelled in the junior formulas before winning the Rookie of the Year award for both IndyCar and at the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 driving for Bryan Herta Autosport. He was the Indy Lights champion in 2014 after finishing second in Lights in 2013 and second in Star Mazda in 2012. He also excelled in Italian F3, Formula BMW Americas, and Skip Barber. Nothing can replace experience, and Gabby uses his to provide insight to our drivers that is invaluable.
Dr. Elizabeth Lewis-Miller
Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable
Liz Lewis-Miller has been in racing as long as Dr. Jack Miller, supporting him throughout his career, and now that focus has shifted to her son, Jack W. She co-founded and has been practicing dentistry at Indy Dental Group for 25 years, working beside Nancy Locke overseeing all aspects of the five dental offices. Liz often treats racing personal who seek her out at the race track, concerned about their dental health. Her role within Miller Vinatieri Motorsports is bookkeeping and accounts payable. She enjoys watching her son race, reading, and spending time in Florida with her daughter, Jillian.
Nancy Locke uses her expertise, people skills, business acumen and attention to detail to help ensure that our sponsors receive a tangible return on their investments. She handles many duties behind the scenes so that the other team members can focus on what’s happening in the paddock, the pits, and on the track. Her many years of business experience help make our team run smoothly and professionally.
About the F4 United States Championship
Throughout its history, both the SCCA and SCCA Pro Racing have had a desire to grow open wheel racing here in North America. Their support of the F1600, F2000, Formula Lites and Formula Atlantic programs has kept these classes at the forefront of open wheel motorsports, both at the club and pro level. Looking ahead, the SCCA sees FIA F4 as a means to modernize entry-level open-wheel racing for participants starting at age 15, around a contemporary, cost conscious formula. The SCCA has chosen partners that embrace these ideals and can support this vision with appropriate technology and products.
The selected F4 powerplant is based on the engine currently used in the Civic® Type R® recently launched in Europe, detuned to meet FIA-mandated output of approximately 160 Hp. The engine and the ECU will be sealed to help with parity and compliance. The F4 chassis is a modern, robust, and highly capable chassis that is conducive to exceptional performance at various engine power levels. Both the engine and chassis will meet FIA homologation requirements. New Formula 4 tires have been developed specifically for junior single-seater racing by Pirelli engineers in Milan and incorporate learning from Pirelli’s participation in Formula One and feeder categories GP3 and GP2.
For more information on the series, see their website at https://www.f4uschampionship.com.