BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil / UNOH / All Star Performance Top Fuel drag racing team made the most of their opportunities at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Known as the “Big Go”, the U.S. Nationals are considered the premier drag race in the entire sport. The Top Fuel class had 25 entries competing for just 16 spots for the Labor Day elimination rounds.
“We didn’t go as far as we wanted today”. McMillen said. “But when you come to the U.S. Nationals and make a field as competitive as this, where almost the entire filed is separated by four hundredths of a second, you’ve accomplished something.”
“We made a clutch run on Sunday to solidify a spot in the show,” McMillen added. “We’re starting to see real consistent car in the clutch department and it’s showing in our performance.”
McMillen was able to knock off Brittany Force in round one action with another solid 3.84 run. In round two, McMillen received a face full of nitro methane on the burnout when the full lid fell off the tank. “It was kind of burning and I couldn’t really see,” McMillen said. “I didn’t want to hold up Shawn Langdon so I wanted to get the car staged. It’s a shame that happened because I think we could have matched his 3.84. But we win as a team and lose as a team. We’ll regroup and be ready to go after it again in Charlotte in two weeks.”
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