Current Skip Barber National Series points leader Joel Miller came home with another podium finish this month at Road America, with two solid finishes toward the title chase.

Entering the weekend of August 4-5, Miller knew Road America presented a different challenge than previous circuits: The 4.0-mile road course has long straights with some high-speed corners, making it an ideal drafting track for Skip Barber National Cars.

Race one qualifying started early Saturday morning with every driver trying to find a partner to draft with for the session. Miller was fifth quickly in the outing, putting him on the inside of row three for the start of that afternoon's race.

"The draft was unbelievable, and it definitely played a role in the lineup for our race this afternoon," Miller said after the qualifying session.

The feature on Saturday was cut short due to a lengthy caution at the beginning, and after fighting hard throughout the race Miller was seventh at the finish.

"I know tomorrow will be different, and I'm looking forward to having a fresh start," Miller said after.

Sunday was definitely different with low clouds and constant mist covering the track for qualifying. During the session, Miller held the top spot on the charts until the last lap, when he was bumped to fifth in the final order for qualifying.

At the drop of the green flag, Miller was moving forward and exited turn one in third. Not wasting any time, he soon made the pass for the lead.

"Leading at Road America is very tricky with the slipstream," Miller said. This was seen when he went from being in the lead coming onto the front straight, then finding himself fifth going into turn first. After a long battle back to the front, Miller took the last spot on the podium.

"Today's race was very interesting; I went from leading the front pack of cars to being behind them on one straightaway. As always, the goal is to finish first, but today being smart and staying out of trouble keeps me on top of the championship points race," Miller said later.

This past race weekend marked the halfway point for the Skip Barber National Series. With Miller's five podiums in eight starts, including two wins, he remains on top of the series championship. He gives part of the credit to Skip Barber, Stars of Karting, SE Games, Oakley, Pitfit Training, IC Homes, Dream Cars Auto Services, Zoombang, and Tony Kart. The next round of the championship will take place on August 16-18 at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut.