GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Terry McMillen, driver of the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel Dragster continues adding to the best start of his NHRA career. After winning rounds at the first two races of the year, McMillen backed that up at the third race of the season by racing to the finals. McMillen would have to defeat Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher and Clay Millican for a shot at his first win. He fell short with a loss to Brittany Force in the final round of competition.
“It’s bittersweet,” McMillen said. “I know people have been to many final rounds before winning one, but even though it was our first final we didn’t go up there to lose.”
“It was an awesome weekend for us,” McMillen said. “We’re starting to put some things together. We tested a new clutch set up during qualifying and we’re getting really close to where we want to be.”
“This was almost the perfect dream weekend,” McMillen continued. “Having the opportunity to get to our first final round – and then a shot at winning it in front of the entire AMALIE family, it was almost a storybook ending to the race for us. I’m so proud of all my guys, the hard work and endless hours they put in is what it took to get us to this point.”
McMillen leaves Gainesville fifth in points, the highest position he’s been in The Countdown to the Championship.