ELKHART, Ind. – Terry McMillen, driver of the Foley/Lewis Torco Nitro Top Fuel Dragster backed by Evan Knoll, will make his NHRA debut this week at the Torco Race Fuels NHRA Nationals October 5-7. The race held at Virginia Motorsports Park is one that McMillen has been looking forward to all year long.
“We circled these dates on our calander right away,” McMillen said. “Evan Knoll does so much for drag racing and this is one of the many events that he sponsors, so we wanted to be here to support him and to get some Top Fuel NHRA experience.”
“I’m lucky enough to work along side of Evan at Torco,” McMillen continued. “He’s really a great guy to work with. When it comes to racing, no one does it better. He gives us the best tools to work with and now this opportunity to race with the best of the best. It’s pretty exciting.”
McMillen is looking forward to joining his teammate Doug Foley for this race and expects a great outcome. “Doug has been running really well. Our Torco Nitro car is set up about as identical as you can set up two Top Fuel cars when you compare it to Doug’s Mach Series Accelerator car. It will take a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, but I’d love to see the Torco Nitro car qualified right there next to Doug and racing on Sunday.”
While this is McMillen’s NHRA debut in Top Fuel, he has found the winner’s circle twice already this season in IHRA competition, capturing event wins in Edmonton and Toronto. He’s currently in fifth place in the point standings with one race remaining.
Coverage for qualifying and the race will be taped delayed on ESPN2. The qualifying show will be broadcast Saturday October 6 at 7:00 pm (EST) with eliminations shown at 7:00 pm (EST) on Sunday October 7.