ENGLISHTOWN, Pre Race – When the Joliet race began, it marked the beginning of a 7 race – 8 week stint in the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. The Amalie Oil Top Fuel / Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team wanted to try something a little different for our “quad back to back,” followed by a breather, then a “triple back to back” race schedule.
Instead of a ‘traditional’ press release – we’re opting for something a little more relaxed. Call it our laid back news and notes or something ‘funner’ when a better name comes to us.
Without further ado:
Chitown Hustle – or was it the hurry up and wait? Rain made for some late nights and earlier mornings at the Joliet race. We got our second round win of the season in a match up with Bob Vandergriff and didn’t have enough for Schumacher in round two. We ran side by side with him to about the 330 foot mark – then hazed the tires. We may have been a little too aggressive at that spot of the track, or there might have been a mist of oil on the track (several fans and friends told us the next five teams smoked the tires in the exact same spot). The car is back to making some strong early numbers. Richard and Terry are working on some magic clutch dust to sprinkle in on the disc to get us through the ‘haze zone’ for Englishtown. The Joliet round win pulls us within 12 points of Grubnic and the elusive 10th spot.
“We’re really happy about getting our second, first round win,” McMillen said. “Richard has this car running very consistent and winning rounds consistently on race day is a testament to the team’s hard work. I hope this means we don’t have to get another monkey for the second round.”