Phoenix, Ariz. — Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park just outside of Phoenix is where Terry McMillen, driver of the AMALIE® Motor Oil INSTIGATOR Top Fuel Dragster, wants to do a little building next weekend.
After resetting their career best elapsed time at the season opening NHRA race in Southern California, the UNOH, All Star Performance, Genesis Tools team wants to build on that momentum in the Valley of the Sun.
“We were able to pick up the pace a little bit in Pomona,” McMillen said. “I think everything is in place for us to get into the thick of things with these other teams. We’ve got a pretty good hot rod right now.”
Before heading to Arizona, McMillen will make a quick pitstop at Speedweeks in Daytona Beach, Fla. for the UNOH Battle on the Beach charity golf outing with NASCAR and NHRA drivers who will play to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, The University of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Fund and B.R.A.K.E.S.
“I play golf about twice a year,” McMillen said. “I’ll knock the dust off of these old clubs and hope I can drive a few balls as straight as my dragster.”
Qualifying for the 30th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals begins Friday, February 21 in Phoenix.
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