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77b Bob Milander          Updated by Driver: 4/3/2017
Edited by Staff: 4/3/2017

 Driver Information
Hometown: Pierce,NE
Birthdate: 9/24/65
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265
Email Address: blonde77b@hotmail.com
Marital Status: Married - Brenda
Children: Lachel Rae - 27, Casey Joe - 23
Employer: Apache Manufacturing
Job: Maintenance
Year Started Racing: 1987
Total Years Racing: 29
Racing Hero: Dale Earnhardt - his accomplishments, Curt Zuhlke (Oz) - a great friend, all the guys who do all the work themselves with a good pit crew, the guys that race clean, and the guys that are willing to help a fellow racer.

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2006 Ince / 1998 Rayburn
Motor: Chevy
Owner: Bob & Brenda Milander
Crew Chief: Brenda/Casey
Crew: Casey, Brenda & Lachel Milander, Mike Poland.
Sponsors & Support: Milander Racing - Pierce, NE. Big thanks to all the fans that come out every week and support their favorite drivers. 2017 will be our 30th year of racing.



 Tracks & Series
Boone County Raceway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #77b
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Super Late Model #77b
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #77b
Junction Motor Speedway (NE) - Late Model #77b
Lexington Raceway (NE) - Late Model #
Off Road Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #77b
US 30 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #
Bragging Rights Series - Grand National Late Model #77b
GGR Series - Super Late Model #77b
MBSLM Series - Super Late Model #77b

 Awards & Accomplishments
Numerous heat race and Trophy Dash wins.
12 Hobby Stock A Feature wins.
1991 - Riviera Raceway Best Appearing Hobby Stock Award.
1997 - Riviera Raceway Best Appearing Late Model Award.
2000 - 2 Late Model A Feature wins.
2000 - Mid-Nebraska Speedway Late Model Championship.
2001 - 6 Late Model A Feature wins.
2001 - Riviera Raceway Budweiser 600 win.
2001 - 3rd in Butler County Speedway Points.
2001 - 8th in Mid-Nebraska Speedway Points.
2002 - 5 Late Model A Feature wins.
2002 - 7th in Butler County Speedway Points.
2002 - 5th in Mid-Nebraska Speedway Points.
2002 - Fan Voted Coolest Car Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2002 - Fans' Favorite Driver of the Year Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2002 - 2nd in Valvoline Cup National Points Championship in the Dirt Late Model division.
2003 - 3rd in Butler County Speedway Points.
2003 - Tied for 3rd in Mid-Nebraska Points with Dave Cook (way to go Dave!).
2003 - Fans' Favorite Driver of the Year Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2003 - 19th in Valvoline Cup National Points.
2004 - People's Choice Award for Best Appearing Car at Imperial Mall Car Show for Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2004 - Boone County Raceway Late Model Points Championship.
2004 - 2nd in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2004 - 2nd place in the Abe Lincoln Memorial Race at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus.
2004 - 3 Late Model A Feature wins.
2004 - 10th in Points in the Valvoline Cup National Championship in the Dirt Late Model division.
2004 - 2nd place finish in the Dennis Cummins Memorial Race at Cedar County Raceway in Hartington, NE.
2005 - 4th place finish in the Nebraska State Championship races at JMS.
2005 - 6th in Points at Boone County Raceway.
2005 - Mid-Nebraska Speedway Late Model Championship (thanks Robby, couldn't of done it without you!).
2005 - 5th place finish at the Dennis Cummins Memorial Race at Cedar County Raceway in Hartington, NE.
2005 - 3 A Feature wins.
2005 - 13th in Points in the Valvoline Cup National Championship in the Dirt Late Model division.
2006 - 3rd in Points at Butler County Motorplex.
2006 - 5th in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2006 - 9th in Points at Dawson County Raceway.
2006 - 4 A Feature wins.
2006 - Fans' Favorite Driver of the Year Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2006 - 7th in Points in the Valvoline Cup National Championship in the Dirt Late Model division.
2007 - 4 A Feature wins.
2008 - Took most of the season off.
2009 - 2nd in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2009 - 3 A Feature wins.
2009 - Fans' Favorite Driver of the Year Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2010 - 5th in Points at Riviera Raceway.
2010 - Late Model Sportsmanship Award at Riviera Raceway.
2010 - 2nd in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway.
2010 - 7 A Feature wins.

 
 Career Summary
I drove a friend's race car once and have been hooked ever since. I started building my own the next week. We ran for nine years in the Hobby Stock (Street Stock) class, and then moved up to Late Models in 1997. We do everything on our car ourselves except for some machine work on the motor. From making the body, to setup, to putting the motor together, it is completely done by us. We also build our own trailers. We have currently built three open trailers and two enclosed trailers. It has always been that way. We nearly won a Track Championship at Cedar County Raceway in 1996, but got beat by my best friend, Nick Opfer, by 8 points. We have won 3 Points Championships now since 2000 - 2000 at Mid-Nebraska Speedway, 2004 at Boone County Raceway, and 2005 at Mid-Nebraska Speedway, driving a 1990 Rayburn chassis in 2000 and a 1998 Rayburn chassis in 2004 & 2005. 2010 was our 23nd year in racing and the beginning of our 16-year-old son Casey's racing career. In 2012 will be racing at different tracks and the SLMR Series on a limited basis.
 
 Racing Goals
One goal was to win a Championship (we have accomplished this goal with 3 Point Championships in the last five years and have proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you don't have to have the most expensive equipment or the best of everything to be competitive). To meet new people and make new friends. To try and remember all the kids' and fans' names if possible. To do my best every time I'm on the track and have fun doing it. To help any fellow racer that wants the help and is willing to take advice and listen to it. One other goal, if possible, is to NEVER roll a racecar again and have to put a 12-year-old backup car back together in five days!
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
Listen to Metallica or Creed on the way to the track. Say a prayer every night we race that everyone finishes safely. Say something to Curt before every A Feature. The reason I chose the #77 is because Lyle Alzado was #77 as a Raider and a Bronco. He was my football hero. Our motto is "Finish in One Piece."
 

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