TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2017) – Despite consistent runs all weekend, Terry McMillen and the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel team lost a close opening round match-up to Clay Millican. Millican’s 3.732 elapsed time outran McMillen’s 3.761.
“We’ve got a pretty consistent race car right now,” McMillen said. “We’re just going to keep sneaking up on making our early numbers better and hopefully start winning some more rounds. Rob (Wendland Crew Chief) has a great motor program and everything is coming back happy on that end. If we keep making good, fast, clean runs like we have been, we believe it will pay off eventually.”
For the second race in a row McMillen has posted the fastest losing time in the first round of eliminations. “It’s certainly frustrating,” McMillen continued. “It just goes to show how competitive the Top Fuel class is today.”
The next stop for the NHRA Mello Yello series is in Epping, New Hampshire, June 2-4 at the New England Dragway. It marks the first stop, of a four in a row race stretch, that has become known as the Eastern Swing. The Eastern Swing includes stops in Epping, New Hampshire, Englishtown, New Jersey, Bristol, Tennessee and Norwalk, Ohio.
McMillen will stay busy this Memorial Day weekend. He’ll be the Grand Marshall at the Kalamzoo Speedway this Friday (May 26) as part of the Lane Automotive and Allstar Performance night. He’ll also take the wheel of a stock car and participate in the Flip Flop Cyber Stock class.
On Saturday, May 27th, McMillen will make a car and driver appearance at the 29th Annual Lane Automotive Car Show.