MADISON, Ill. – It has been a busy week around the Amalie Oil Top Fuel dragster race shop. Terry McMillen, owner and driver of the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel team hopes this week is even busier as the team rolls into the Gateway International Raceway for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
“Richard (Hartman, crew chief) has been going over everything with a fine-tooth comb,” McMillen said. “This car is so close to putting up some really impressive numbers – it’s what keeps us motivated. If you look at our incremental times from the 330 foot mark to the finish line, we’re a top five or six car. Yet our 60 foot numbers are at the bottom half of that same incremental sheet. The car really wants to run – if we can just figure out that piece of the puzzle (60 foot times) the car will go.”