EPPING, NH – He’s been close on more than one occasion. In fact, Terry McMillen, driver and team owner of the Amalie Oil / Wolverine Boots and Apparel Top Fuel Dragster has been in 8 final rounds with 3 wins in the past three seasons. Three of those final round appearances have been at Amalie sponsored races.
“We’ve been close several times,” McMillen said. “In fact Paul (Noakes) drove my Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car to a win here last year and we had to settle for a runner up finish in the fuel car. We want to get a win in the Top Fuel Car for Amalie at one of their races. It’s one of those things that would put a big exclamation mark on a win.”
“This place (New England Dragway) is usually very quick. It’s exciting for us and the fans. If the conditions are right this is one of those places that we can see records fall.”
McMillen and his crew put in a little overtime in preparation for this event. The team made several test runs this on Saturday in preparation for the Amalie Oil IHRA North American Nationals. “We’ve been chasing one of those racing gremlins,” McMillen explained. “We didn’t want to take any chances going into this race.”
McMillen is in Epping early this week to display the 8,000 horsepower at area Sanel Auto Parts on Tuesday and Wednesday.
McMillen will also be showing off a Snap-On tool chest that one
lucky fan will take home during Saturday’s pre race festivities.
Wolverine Boots and Apparel has also teamed up with area participating
Sanel Auto Parts, Fisher/Robbins Auto Parts and Car Parts/Auto Value
stores for a unique Wolverine gift with purchase of any Amalie Oil
“It’s pretty cool to see Amalie and Wolverine team up like this to get race fans some cool gear,” McMillen said.
Pro qualifying begins Friday. For more information visit IHRA.com.