GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2017) – There’s a lot of history at the Gainesville Raceway, host of the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, including personal history for Terry McMillen who fell one round short of a victory in 2016. However, McMillen couldn’t recapture the 2016 magic at 48th running of the event this year after losing an opening round matchup with Clay Millican.
“Needless to say we’re a little disappointed,” McMillen said shortly after the loss. “It’s not what we came here to do and I certainly don’t think today is a reflection on the performance improvements our team has made so far this season. We never really figured out the right lane this weekend and we just don’t have a clutch set-up for a tricky lane like that.”
“We just wanted to go one more round than we did last season for our Amalie family,” McMillen continued. “There were so many great friends, customers and employees here this weekend. We just wanted to give them a little more to cheer for on Sunday. We’re still a small team with a big dream and we’ll regroup and head to Vegas and see if we can’t do a little better there.”
The next stop on the NHRA tour is the DENSO Sparkplugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, March 31-April 2. For more information visit NHRA.com