Farmingdale resident Roger Miller has an interesting hobby. On weekends he drag races his 1969 Pontiac Firebird. Check out the video to see highlighs from one of his races and what he has to say about the sport.
Miller has been racing for 22 years and enjoys the sport for "the speed", but still over the years he's won an impressive amount of trophies and racing awards.
Most recently he won Top Street class Trophy at Englishtown New Jersey race this past weekend and two weeks ago he won a race in Redding, Pennsylvania.
His biggest win though he says was winning "King of the Track" trophy and title in 2009. "For one year at Englishtown, every time I raced, they would announce me as the King of the Track," Miller says.
Races are based on many factors Miller says not just who crosses the finish line first. "It actually depends on the skill of the driver and being consistent," Miller says.
Miller says one of the greatest disappointments he and fellow racecar drivers face is the fact that all of the race tracks on Long Island have closed and in order to continue racing he has to travel out of state. "There used to be three drag tracks on Long Island, right now there's none, so if you want to do drag racing, you have to travel," Miller says.