LAS VEGAS – Off to the best start of his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing career, Terry McMillen driver of the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel Dragster heads to the fourth event of the season focused and confident. After his first final round appearance in Gainesville and currently fifth in the point standings with five round wins under his belt, who could blame him?
NHRA statistician, Lewis Bloom reported this week that only two Top Fuel teams have won at least one round in each of the first three events. The early season accomplishment goes to Terry McMillen and Clay Millican.
“Obviously our goal is to win”, McMIllen said. “Right now we just want to keep improving. We’re working hard at improving our early numbers and once we get that figured out we’ll be in the thick of the battle week in and week out. We’re just taking it one round at a time and we want to keep moving forward while we do that.”
Las Vegas is a trip that McMillen looks forward to each year. “We have a remarkable relationship with Tahiti Village,” McMillen said. “They have believed in us since the second year we started full-time NHRA racing. Staying with them for a race or a vacation is an awesome experience. They treat you like family.”
McMillen and his alligator themed AMALIE Motor Oil dragster will be on display from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday March 30th at Tahiti Village located at 7200 South Las Vegas Blvd. The public is invited.
McMillen will also participate in the NHRA Fanfest Thursday night March 31st. The two hour event kicks off at 6pm at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, with an autograph session from 7-8 p.m.
Racing for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals starts April 1st with Friday and Saturday qualifying and final eliminations scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd.