TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2016) – The Rob Wendland tuned AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel Dragster reset Terry McMillen’s best elapsed time with a 3.762 in the second round of qualifying. McMillen’s previous best was a 3.806 set at the Pomona Winternationals in 2014.
“Rob (Wendland, Crew Chief) and the crew have been working really hard at getting us into the .70s,” McMillen said. “I think the most impressive part about it is that Rob was able to do it on a new car in just the seventh pass. We’ve got a good baseline now. It’s something we should be able to build on for the rest of the season.”
McMillen would qualify tenth and face Clay Millican in opening round action. While the team was hopeful of a positive outcome, they would fall short to Millican’s 3.78 elapsed time. “We really wanted to go out there and give Clay a run for his money,” McMillen said. “I’m confident that Rob had the right tune up in there to do that. Our computer shows that we were running the same as our .76 pass – something just happened about the 330ft. mark that took us out of the race. We’re not sure why yet, but it broke a piston and just ended our day.”
The next stop on the NHRA tour for McMillen is the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire June 3-5. Epping marks the beginning of the “Eastern Swing” which includes back-to-back weekends in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee and Ohio. For more information visit NHRA.com
For those that can’t get enough of street rods and racing, they can join McMillen and the AMALIE Motor Oil XTERMIGATOR at the 28th annual Lane Automotive Car show in Watervliet, Michigan with a cruise in on Friday May 27th and the car show on Saturday May 28th. McMillen will also make his debut at the Kalamazoo Speedway in the stock class. He’ll also be the Grand Marshal for the race sponsored by Lane Automotive. Racing starts at Kalamazoo Speedway 7:30pm Friday, May 27th.