EPPING, N.H. (June 6, 2016) – When the NHRA eliminations were rescheduled for Monday due to persistent rain, Terry McMillen, driver of the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel dragster hoped his luck would change when the sun came out on Monday. That wouldn’t be the case as McMillen fell to Doug Kalitta in the opening round match-up.
“I love New England,” McMillen said. “It was great visiting with all the long-time AMALIE customers that are in this area and sharing some “Lobstah” and old stories. I just wish we could have gone a little deeper in eliminations for all the loyal fans that showed up on Monday.”
After a career best start to the 2016 season, with round wins in each of the first three races, including a Gainesville final round appearance, the loss here in Epping continues a dry spell for McMillen. Leah Pritchett’s opening round win knocked McMillen outside of the Top 10 for the first time this season.
“We’re going to have to fight our way back into this,” McMillen said. “We still have lots of determination and we’re not afraid of hard work or adversity. Tomorrow is another day and we’re ready for the fight.”
The next stop of the four race eastern swing is Englishtown, New Jersey where McMillen made a semi-final appearance last year.