LAS VEGAS — If you’re superstitious on a Halloween weekend at the ACDelco NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, 13 might not be considered a lucky number. If you’re Terry McMillen the number 13 can sound like a pretty good number.
McMillen, pilot of the Amalie Oil Top Fuel machine, took his team to the 13 position in the hotly contested field for tomorrow’s elimination rounds. McMillen will face Larry Dixon, two-time NHRA Champion and currently fifth in points in the Countdown to the Championship.
“We made it,” and excited McMillen said. “We’re having a great time out here. We came in here to have some fun. There’s absolutely no pressure on us. We just wanted to come out here and have fun. Drag racing fans are the best in the world. The NHRA fans our here in Vegas are certainly no different.”
Having fun in Vegas includes having the opportunity to be with guests and customers of Swelube, Amalie’s largest distributor in Sweden.
Dan Ribba and Johan SÃ¶derlund brought 32 of their best clients to the US for this event. “It was great to see Dan and Johan again,” McMillen said. “Drag racing in Europe is a big deal for them and for Amalie. Having a chance to exchange stories with them for awhile today was really interesting.