POMONA, Calif. – When Terry McMillen rolls the Amalie Oil Top Fuel dragster into the staging beams at Auto Club Raceway, it won’t be the first time he’s inched forward to turn on the bulbs at a drag strip. However, it will be his first time at the NHRA Winternationals.
When the 50th running of the NHRA Winternationals takes place this weekend (Feb 11-14), it will not only mark McMillen’s first runs in Pomona, but also the beginning of his first full NHRA season.
“We’ve never been more prepared to start a season than we are right now,” McMillen said. “Yet in the back of my mind, I still have to wonder if it’s enough. There are a lot of strong teams out here. We know it won’t be easy to make the Countdown to the Championship, but I can guarantee we’re going to have fun trying.”