About Stevens-Miller Racing
-Affordable Full Service and Support
-Assist you with lodging, logistics, credentialing, and registration.
We come prepared with a no expense spared parts package, tools, and equipment combined with an untiring can-do attitude. Your car will be race ready, and setup to your ergonomics and preferences. From load–in to checkered flag SMR is dedicated to giving you the best service.
SMR Track Day Organization
Test with, and alongside, SMR
Stevens-Miller Racing Team is frequently testing and extends the track day opportunities to the racing community. We rent race tracks frequently for our own testing, tuning, and practice purposes. Our relationships with these tracks allow us to facilitate “HPDE” open track days. Whether you’re a club guy, a driving school representative, a race team, or an individual with the urge, we would be happy to help coordinate track access! Contact Joe Stevens and monitor our social media pages for testing schedules.
Meet the Team
Our experienced technicians will incorporate your feedback into chassis setup and adjustments to accommodate your driving style and track conditions. We have the capability to overlay your track data with racing veterans to help you improve.
Owner / Operator
Joe’s passion for automobiles goes back to his early childhood–his first spoken sentence was “Dad, she seems a little lean on full throttle…” Training at UTI Avondale AZ, an internationally recognized specialist for Smart Cars (yes, I said Smart Cars), builder of his own Audi A4 track day car, and 6th place overall finisher in TA2 in his rookie year (2015).
Joe owns and operates Stevens-Miller Racing.
Gary is Stevens-Miller Racing’s spiritual leader. Just look at the fierce concentration in his picture.
He considers himself very fortunate to hang with this group of passionate, hard working, and successful gearheads. It isn’t really known what Gary would do with spare time, because he is insatiably driven to learn and to contribute. There is no such thing as spare time.
5 years’ experience in conducting and handling the finances of a large corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Courtney has the skills and extensive knowledge of management in all its forms. Courtney joined the Stevens-Miller Racing Team in 2019- bringing to the table the ability to manage the “back at the office” duties including not only the financial logistics of SMR, but the day to day Human Resource/Office Manager role for the team. Courtney can not only be found working away in her office at SMR’s home base in Columbia City, she also joins the team at the track to act as a hospitality tent aid, sponsor liaison, and anything else she may be needed for. Courtney has had a long-term love for anything fast and loud, dabbling in motorsports when she was younger, and is quickly becoming a TransAm Racing enthusiast.
Marketing and Sponsor Relations Manager Steve Sharp brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the automotive aftermarket to SMR. Steve has worked for Popular Hot Rodding, Car Craft, Peterson’s 4 Wheel & Off Road, Sport Truck, and Motor Trend. He also brings his experience as the agency manager behind the marketing and advertising for the Ford Motorsport dealers.
Shop Lead Tech / Car Chief
Kevin has been around various types of motorsport’s since a very young age. At just 8 years of age, Kevin was racing quarter midgets, which progressed into building and racing IMCA modifieds and ARCA/CRA late models. Kevin studied business and mechanical engineering at Michigan State University and performance engine design at Ferris State University. Kevin’s work experience includes working with Rocket Sports Racing on their TA Jaguar program.
#77 Dodge Challenger Car Chief
Tate has been a leader in vehicle preparation and setup since the inception of Miller Racing in 2012. Working with drivers such as Pete Halsmer, Mike Miller, and Cameron Lawrence, Tate has put cars on the podium 35 times, including 2 championship titles and 2 third place overall finishes.
Short Notice Technician
Jake, a top graduate at Ohio Technical College (OTC) in Clevland, Ohio is a lifelong motorsport enthusiast and has an extensive automotive maintenance and repair background. Being both Honda and Ford certified Jake has always enjoyed wrenching on cars. In his spare time, Jake partakes in local drift events with his 370Z, fishing and spending time with his wife Candice.
Nick is a lifelong Motorsport enthusiast and has been directly involved with vehicle maintenance, paint and body work, and fabrication since 2010. Growing up alongside team owner/operator Joe Stevens and collaborating on many projects, Nick is meticulous and observant-he does not miss a thing.
Damon Cuccia is a fly-in trackside support technician with a car chief background in IMSA, PWC, and misc. professional go karting event. His racing pedigree, attitude, and work ethics make him the perfect short notice technician for SMR.
Josh Stewart is the newest technician to join the SMR Team. Josh’s wrenching started at a young age with his dad teaching him all about working on cars before he could even walk. His eagerness to learn and genuine interest grew into experience with go karts, dirt bikes, ump modifieds, and really anything that goes fast. Josh is quick on the uptake and extremely reliable in clutch time. In his free time you can always find him wrenching on something or at a race track with friends and family.