ROCKINGHAM, NC. (April 17, 2008) — After a successful season opening race that found the Amalie Oil Top Fuel dragster in the final round, Terry McMillen and his crew roll into Rockingham with high expectations when qualifying begins this Friday, April 18th, for the second stop on the Nitro Jam Drag Racing series. Like a heavy weight fight, this is just round two of a scheduled 11 round bout.
“I’m very happy with how San Antonio turned out,” McMillen said as he unloaded his car in sunny Rockingham. “Certainly we would have loved to win the race. But with a everything being new on this car and no chance to test it before getting to San Antonio, I think John Smith (crew chief) and my guys did an outstanding job. It was better than I had hoped for.”
The Smith led crew put McMillen in the final round with an opportunity for his third carreer win in Top Fuel. Looking forward to this weekend’s Rockingham race McMillen finds himself optimistic.
“Our guys worked through a lot to get us to the final round. I think we grew a little tighter as a team through all of that. It’s going to get tougher from here on out. There’s a lot of racing left to do and a lot of good teams that will be fighting all year long for a chance at a world championship. I believe we have an opportunity to be one of those teams fighting in the end if we stay on our toes.”
Along with fighting for a world championship, McMillen is looking for an opportunity to “Trick My Crew”. The Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team continues its promotion of a CMT sweepstakes built around the popular television series “Trick My Truck”. The Trick My Crew sweepstakes offers a lucky fan a trip for two to become part of the Hoosier Thunder Crew. “This sweepstakes has a lot to it and fans are already having fun with it,” McMillen said. “Fans are signing up in our pits and online at MyTruck.CMT.com. I can’t wait to see how this all ends up.”