GRAND BEND, Ont. – When the MOPAR Canadian Nationals were complete, Terry McMillen and the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car had fought back into the top five of the Knoll Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. The Torco powered alcohol flopper made its best lap of the year but fell to event winner Paul Noakes.
“My crew has been working so hard,” McMillen said. “We’ve done more testing this year than we have in a long time. It’s starting to pay off, we’re just not seeing all of the end results of the hard work. The motor is really happy and we’re starting to lean on it a little now. We just couldn’t get all of the adjustments that we needed going from Edmonton’s 4,500 foot adjusted elevation to Grand Bend’s 1,500 feet.”
While McMillen and crew were disappointed in the end result from Grand Bend, they know that the changes to their set up will produce the speed needed to compete. “This car is ready to run some big numbers now,” said Co-Crew Chief Andy McMillen. “We haven’t even started to lean on it yet. We’ll smarten it up a little more going into Martin.”
The Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals is the next stop for McMillen on August 3-5. McMillen posted a runner-up in the event last season and hopes to better his success from a year ago. “Martin is a great time to get back into this hunt,” Terry added. “There’s a lot of reasons to do well there. Friends, family and sponsors really turn out for this event. We’d like to put the Amalie Oil Avenger in the winner’s circle, Knoll Gas Motorsports Park is a great place to do that.”
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