INDIANAPOLIS – Better known as the “Big Go”, this weekend’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals is arguably the most coveted jewel in the crown of the NHRA Drag Racing season. For Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil/UNOH/Motor State Distributing Top Fuel team, the Big Go in Indy holds the fate for McMillen’s Countdown quest.
Trailing the 10th and final spot in for The Countdown by less than one round of competition, McMillen’s second full season of Full Throttle Drag Racing and his teams chance to make The Countdown will be decided this Labor Day weekend. But for McMillen the Big Go has always been the biggest weekend in drag racing.
“I’ve come here with my boys Brian, Jason and Andy since I started drag racing,” McMillen remembered. “We came here as fans and watch and dreamed of racing here. When my middle son Jason passed away, it was tough. Racing at the U.S. Nationals was a dream we had as a family. We carry Jason’s memory on the wing of the dragster at every race. So, needless to say it would be a great feeling to make the Countdown here.”