POMONA, Calif. (February 9, 2018) – The AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel team led by Rob Wendland, spent the short off-season making NHRA required chassis changes to the dragster. The team also revamped it’s supercharger program and made several improvements to the race program which included advances in the braking system developed in partnership with PFC Brakes.
“We had our best season ever last year and we really want to build on that,” McMillen said. “We invested in pre-season testing this year and I think it will pay big dividends out of the gate.”
Having opted out of pre season in the past, McMillen and crew chief Rob Wendland, decided to join several other nitro teams for the NHRA spring training test session held at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler Arizona. It didn’t take long to realize that the changes made in the off season were the right changes, when McMillen clocked his best 60 ft time ever and tied its best mph in a 3.79 second run at 327 mph. According to Terry, “The team busted their butts getting this hot rod ready. Rob made huge strides working on the early numbers. I can’t wait to hit the loud pedal this weekend. If testing is any indication to how the season will be, we definitely have stepped up our game from last year.”
The AMALIE Motor Oil Team is coming off it’s best season ever. Having qualified for all 24 races, getting their first national event win, and finishing 9th in points. Professional qualifying for the NHRA Winternationals begins February,9 and final eliminations on the-11th at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.