NASSAU, BAHAMAS — It seemed like yesterday when the crew on Terry McMillen’s Amalie Oil/UNOH Top Fuel dragster won their second Full Throttle Hardest Working Crew Award of the 2010 season. To show his appreciation for the crew’s hard work, McMillen allowed the crew to determine how they wanted to distribute the winnings.
“I felt rather than pay out the winnings in a bonus check, I would see if they wanted to do something more creative with it,” McMillen said. “They worked very hard this year, and unfortunately the outcome didn’t always reflect the effort my crew put in. I wanted them to enjoy the winnings, and also know how much I appreciated their hard work.” It wasn’t long before the they came to a consensus, a team vacation.
McMillen agreed a vacation would be great, so frequent cruiser, Chris Cyzak, who works part time on the cylinder heads, took the role of Cruise Coordinator and before you knew it, a vacation was planned. The winnings from the Full Throttle Hardest Working Crew Awards allowed each team member to bring one guest aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, Sensation, for a four night three day cruise to the Bahamas.