ELKHART, Ind. – You could call it a ‘rumble in the jungle’, the ‘party in the pits’ or just ‘mayhem in Martin’, Terry McMillen calls it home. The gator themed Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by Torco Race Fuels will be a fan favorite at this weekend’s Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals. The event takes place August 3-5 at the Knoll Gas Motorsports Park off of US 131 near Martin, Michigan.
“This race is the craziest race on the circuit for us,” McMillen explained “We will have a couple hundred hometown fans witnessing this event as our guests. We race and test here so much it’s just home for us.”
Besides being McMillen’s home turf, the track has proved to be friendly for the Indiana based team over the past few seasons, including a runner-up finish last season. This year, expectations are just as high. “The team is stating to jell,” McMillen said. “My crew chiefs Andy Mac Daddy and TV Tad made some changes in Grand Bend and the car responded, running a 5:89 in first round. With the addition of Austin Lambright we believe we have the nuclease to start going rounds and winning races.”
McMillen added, “Andrew Bornstien (Amalie Oil) and Evan Knoll (Torco Race Fuels) deserve a win in this car and we are in position to deliver! With a couple minor chances we’re hopeful to put the Instigator in the final round again.”
Besides all the family and friends that the Martin race brings for the team, many of its marketing partners will be in attendance including; Flatout Gaskets, NGK Spark Plugs, GO Graphix and Crane Cams.
The InstiGator team partners with high quality and high performance companies like; Amalie Oil, Torco Race Fuels, eRaceFuels, Flatout Gaskets, NGK Spark Plugs, MSD, GO Graphix, eMax, Crane Cams, Freedom Grill and No Limit Custom Coach.