Meet Tyler Miller, the driving force behind M CON Racing who has had success in the 2023 season! As you may know, Tyler is the owner and the throttleman of the M CON Class 1 and Super Cat teams. Miller’s dedication and optimistic spirit have made him a beacon in a sport often characterized by its intensity. Continue reading to read more about how he reflected on the challenges and achievements of his journey!
If anyone in the offshore racing world has had a big year, it is Tyler Miller, the owner and throttleman of the M CON Class 1 and Super Cat teams. Miller, who lives in Wathena, Kan., with his wife, Lindsey, and their children, would be a shoe-in for “Person Of The Year” if speedonthewater.com named one.
Miller and M CON team driver Myrick Coil began the year with their induction into the American Power Boat Association Hall of Champions in late January. Just four months later, they entered the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 ranks in a new Skater Powerboats catamaran—the subject of a Speed On The Water/Scrapyard Media documentary—backed by Monster Energy. By the end of the 2023 UIM Class 1 World Championship Series, they had earned three podium results and finished fourth overall.
But the best was yet to come. After earning their second consecutive APBA national championship in the Super Cat class, they backed up the 2022 Super Cat world title with a repeat performance at the Race World Offshore World Championship in Key West, Fla.
Through it all, Miller has been the definition of class and humility—and positivity. He’s a bright light in a sport that too often goes dark by its own accord. To know him as a friend isn’t just to love him. It is a blessing.
On Christmas Eve, I caught up with Miller and asked him five questions. Here’s what he had to say.
Claiming back-to-back national and world Super Cat titles was an impressive feat. It must have required lot of focused effort. Tell me about it.
Earning back-to-back national and world championships takes an enormous amount of energy, persistence and undivided attention to every detail down to the last nut and bolt by each and every team member. The team’s focus throughout the entire season cannot stop or you’ll have gone from first to last in a moment’s notice in such a strong Super Cat class.
By the end of the season, we are all emotionally and physically drained—it takes it all out of you, the grind is real. But for me, keeping everyone involved and mentally focused with our eyes on the prize is what keeps M CON at the top. “Stay strong, and only the strong will drink from the chalice of victory.”