COMMERCE, GA. – Terry McMillen drove the Amalie Oil/UNOH/Allstar Performance Top Fuel Dragster to its second round win of the 2012 season, defeating the Qatar sponsored team driven by Khalid alBalooshi. The win keeps McMillen in front of alBalooshi for the 12th spot in NHRA standings. Both McMillen and alBalooshi were tied for 12th Sunday morning before their first round matchup.
McMillen’s team had their best qualifying effort of the year, just outside of the top half of the 16 car field in the ninth position. “Anytime you can qualify in the middle of the pack or better it’s a good day,” McMillen said of his 3.876 e.t. pass at 317m.p.h.
“We still have some things to figure out,” McMillen said after being eliminated in round two by Tony Schumacher. “We destroyed two motors Sunday and we just can’t afford to do things like that. Our clutch assistant on the team, Dave McQuay, came up with a acronym, FAC, for Fast And Clean. That’s something we’re going to continue to work on so we can hopefully score a few round wins at the next race in Topeka.”
The next stop on the NHRA tour is the Dollar General Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kansas May 18-20.