Off-road driver, team owner, innovator
Macey L. “Corky” McMillin is the patriarch of one of racing’s most successful teams, McMillin Racing — and families. McMillin raced for 29 seasons, during which he garnered six class wins, four overall wins and three Class 2 SCORE championships (1981, 1985, 1987). He also introduced his sons, Mark and Scott, and grandchildren, Andy, Daniel, Jessica and Luke, to the sport. Between them, they’ve won the Baja 1000 an amazing 10 times through 2018 and countless other major events. Corky was also responsible for introducing new hardware and technology to off-road, leading the transition from VW to more powerful Porsche engines and developing the team’s own transmissions. “Dad always told us, ‘Never, ever quit whatever you’re doing in life,’” says Mark, who, like his nephew Andy, is tied for the all-time lead with five Baja 1000 overall four-wheel wins. McMillin died less than two weeks after suffering a heart attack in his last desert race, the 2005 Las Vegas Primm 300. He was inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.