Andy McMillin (@andymcmillin31)

Husband | Father | Racer
Driver of the #31 Trophy Truck
@redbull @toyotires @kmcwheels
@rigidindustries @fox @gopro

574 posts
60.8K followers
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They’ve done it again! @gopro just announce their newest camera, the #GoProHero8! Some rad new features include built-in mounting, enhanced audio, Hypersmooth 2.0 and its 14% lighter! (I’ll take all the weight savings I can get with the new AWDTT 🙃!) Super stoked I was able to be apart of this content piece as we did some filming down in Baja with @Taylor_robert33. Can’t wait to install these on the race truck and get some rad footage for everyone!
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They’ve done it again! @gopro just announce their newest camera, the #GoProHero8! Some rad new features include built-in mounting, enhanced audio, Hypersmooth 2.0 and its 14% lighter! (I’ll take all the weight savings I can get with the new AWDTT 🙃!) Super stoked I was able to be apart of this content piece as we did some filming down in Baja with @Taylor_robert33. Can’t wait to install these on the race truck and get some rad footage for everyone!
This is very difficult for me to post this interview. Embarrassed is a word I don’t like using when describing myself. It’s one where I have to accept responsibility for my actions and how my words affected others.

First, I want to apologize for using the word “hobbyist” in my post race interview. Most of us started out or still are “hobbyists” and that comment came off as entitled,  narcissistic and salty AF and for that to my fellow racers I am truly, very sorry. Everyone has a right to be out there and I was just in the wrong position at the wrong time at the end of the race, and this time it cost me the win. 
One thing I do want people to understand is that I was leading the race for a majority of the day only to have it taken away by things beyond my control in the last 20 miles of the race and that was extremely, extremely frustrating for me. But you know what, “that’s racing”. This interview was less than 5 minutes after I crossed the finish line and knew I had lost the race at the very end. These were my raw emotions coming out after so much effort and hard work by everyone involved in my program came up just short.

Winning is VERY difficult in off-road racing. There are so many obstacles you have to overcome to win these races, and to be so close to the win and come up short was a lot to handle. I really wanted to accomplish the sweep of the Baja races, but I will just have to try harder next year.

So there it is. This is me. I’m not perfect. I make mistakes just like everyone else. What I can do is recognize when I am out of line, understand why I did what I did and try to set a better example for the future generation of racers.

Thank you to everyone for your messages and comments expressing your feelings on both sides of my actions, the good and the bad. I appreciate it, I really do.

I am working on my full race report and will have that out soon. Thanks everyone. -AM
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This is very difficult for me to post this interview. Embarrassed is a word I don’t like using when describing myself. It’s one where I have to accept responsibility for my actions and how my words affected others.

First, I want to apologize for using the word “hobbyist” in my post race interview. Most of us started out or still are “hobbyists” and that comment came off as entitled, narcissistic and salty AF and for that to my fellow racers I am truly, very sorry. Everyone has a right to be out there and I was just in the wrong position at the wrong time at the end of the race, and this time it cost me the win.
One thing I do want people to understand is that I was leading the race for a majority of the day only to have it taken away by things beyond my control in the last 20 miles of the race and that was extremely, extremely frustrating for me. But you know what, “that’s racing”. This interview was less than 5 minutes after I crossed the finish line and knew I had lost the race at the very end. These were my raw emotions coming out after so much effort and hard work by everyone involved in my program came up just short.

Winning is VERY difficult in off-road racing. There are so many obstacles you have to overcome to win these races, and to be so close to the win and come up short was a lot to handle. I really wanted to accomplish the sweep of the Baja races, but I will just have to try harder next year.

So there it is. This is me. I’m not perfect. I make mistakes just like everyone else. What I can do is recognize when I am out of line, understand why I did what I did and try to set a better example for the future generation of racers.

Thank you to everyone for your messages and comments expressing your feelings on both sides of my actions, the good and the bad. I appreciate it, I really do.

I am working on my full race report and will have that out soon. Thanks everyone. -AM
The #Baja400 is in the books, and we officially ended up 2nd place. Lots to be said about the dust and slow traffic in front of me all day, but it is what it is. I think the expression on my face at the finish line said it all. Really wish we could’ve made it three in a row. Had the lead the 2nd half of the race and Ryan got me in the last 20 miles due to very, very, VERY slow traffic in front of me. Thanks to my team and to everyone for the support and congratulations to @ryanarciero on the win. Well deserved!
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The #Baja400 is in the books, and we officially ended up 2nd place. Lots to be said about the dust and slow traffic in front of me all day, but it is what it is. I think the expression on my face at the finish line said it all. Really wish we could’ve made it three in a row. Had the lead the 2nd half of the race and Ryan got me in the last 20 miles due to very, very, VERY slow traffic in front of me. Thanks to my team and to everyone for the support and congratulations to @ryanarciero on the win. Well deserved!
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Tomorrow, we race. As I write this in my hotel room I’m reflecting on how I got to this point. Everyone who has believed in me, supported me and even those who have hated me. Thank you. Thank you for giving me the fuel to progress not only in racing, but in life as well. I thank my family, my mom and dad had a vacation planned and this is the first Baja race I think they’ve both missed since I started racing down here 16 years ago. I think about those who are no longer with us, and those memories I have with them become a reminder that life is short and how lucky I am to be able to do this. The back of my helmet bares my family crest, with the names of my wife and my kids. My family has been racing in Baja for 43 years and tomorrow we continue the tradition. We want to win our 3rd race in a row and we want to make everyone proud, and turn all the non-believers into believers. We will do our best and I wish all the competitors tomorrow a safe race, and may the best man/woman win! And of course, I couldn’t do this without my amazing team and my sponsors. I hope to do you all proud tomorrow. Let’s get it!!! @redbull @toyotires @kmcwheels @rigidindustries @fox @gopro
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Tomorrow, we race. As I write this in my hotel room I’m reflecting on how I got to this point. Everyone who has believed in me, supported me and even those who have hated me. Thank you. Thank you for giving me the fuel to progress not only in racing, but in life as well. I thank my family, my mom and dad had a vacation planned and this is the first Baja race I think they’ve both missed since I started racing down here 16 years ago. I think about those who are no longer with us, and those memories I have with them become a reminder that life is short and how lucky I am to be able to do this. The back of my helmet bares my family crest, with the names of my wife and my kids. My family has been racing in Baja for 43 years and tomorrow we continue the tradition. We want to win our 3rd race in a row and we want to make everyone proud, and turn all the non-believers into believers. We will do our best and I wish all the competitors tomorrow a safe race, and may the best man/woman win! And of course, I couldn’t do this without my amazing team and my sponsors. I hope to do you all proud tomorrow. Let’s get it!!! @redbull @toyotires @kmcwheels @rigidindustries @fox @gopro
We had a really good functions test today getting ready for the first race for the #AM31AWDTT at the @scoreinternational #Baja400. We made some great improvements to the truck in our testing this summer in preparation for this race. Everyone involved in my team has been putting in the extra time to make sure we are as ready and prepared for this race as we can. Now, it’s time to see what we can do!
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We had a really good functions test today getting ready for the first race for the #AM31AWDTT at the @scoreinternational #Baja400. We made some great improvements to the truck in our testing this summer in preparation for this race. Everyone involved in my team has been putting in the extra time to make sure we are as ready and prepared for this race as we can. Now, it’s time to see what we can do!
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Another great day of prerunning for the @scoreinternational #Baja400 in the books. Memorizing my sections and perfecting the marking of my detailed notes with navigator @jjnest86. Seen here we are trying to figure out the best plan of attack for this small obstacle: around the rock or over the rock? Prerunning and Baja is simply the best!
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Another great day of prerunning for the @scoreinternational #Baja400 in the books. Memorizing my sections and perfecting the marking of my detailed notes with navigator @jjnest86. Seen here we are trying to figure out the best plan of attack for this small obstacle: around the rock or over the rock? Prerunning and Baja is simply the best!

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