LAS VEGAS – Terry McMillen rejoins the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series this weekend during the ninth annual Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This will be McMillen’s fifth appearance of the season with the Amalie Oil / Wolverine Boots and Apparel Top Fuel Dragster in NHRA competition.
McMillen’s most recent appearance resulted in his first NHRA round win when he defeated then points leader Antron Brown. He hopes to improve on that performance this weekend, but knows the challenge will be tough with 26 Top Fuel Dragsters entered for competition.
While the team has qualified for every event, like the rest of Vegas, there are no sure bets. “We’re really looking forward to making a mark in Vegas,” McMillen said. “But, we’re going to have to go out there and do our job. There are 25 other teams out there that want to make this field as bad as we do.”
Last season McMillen piloted the Amalie Oil dragster to the 13th qualifying spot in what turned out to be the fastest Las Vegas field in NHRA history. “There’s a lot riding on this event for us,” McMillen added. “We’re looking forward to making some big announcements soon about our 2010 schedule. A good showing in Vegas will certainly go along way for us.”
Professional qualifying for the ninth annual event begins this Friday and continues Saturday with eliminations beginning Sunday.
Same day ESPN2 coverage for qualifying will begin Saturday 11:30PM ET. Coverage of elimination rounds begins 7:30PM ET.