MORRISON, Colo. – The NHRA’s Western Swing started this weekend in mile high fashion at Bandimere Speedway just outside of Denver. Terry McMillen, driver of the AMALIE® Motor Oil INSTIGATOR Top Fuel dragster had high hopes for the beginning of the ‘swing’, but fell short with an opening round loss to Brittany Force. McMillen ran a 4.18 second elapsed time to Force’s 3.97.
“It certainly wasn’t the way we wanted to start the Western Swing,” McMillen said shortly after the loss. “It was disappointing for sure. Denver is always a challenge. It’s a whole new set up compared to what we run anywhere else. We had an issue with the fuel pump that kept us behind all weekend. When you come here (Denver) you have to have a smaller fuel pump. We had it serviced to make it smaller, but when we get here the pump is making 107 gallons a minute – and we needed to be about 80 gallons. No matter what we did we just couldn’t get rid of all that fuel. So, we’ll put all of these Denver parts in the box for next year and bring out our sea level stuff for Sonoma and see if we can make a difference there.”
McMillen and team will head to Sutter, California for a display and open house on Wednesday July 29 at SWECO Products, 2455 Palm Street, Sutter, California form 11am to 1pm. The public is invited.