LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After rough outings in Phoenix and Gainesville, including a DNQ in Gainesville, Terry McMillen, driver of the AMALIE® Motor Oil INSTIGATOR Top Fuel Dragster, found a little bit of redemption in an opening round loss to Steve Torrence here in Las Vegas. McMillen’s 3.826 elapsed time was the third best of his career.
“The car is back – 100% back,” an upbeat McMIllen said shortly after the loss. “The car would have run an .80 flat if I wouldn’t have lifted a little early. But it’s pretty windy out here, we had a little too much front wing for the conditions and I could see that Steve was out on me. So with the car skating around a little bit on the big end it was time to lift and save the car for another day.”
“I’ve never been so excited about a round loss,” McMillen added. “My guys have fought through a lot of early season adversity. To go out there and make a race of it today, well, that’s a little bit of redemption for us – puts a little pep in our step and has us really excited about going to Charlotte for the 4-wides.”
The next race on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series is April 11-13 in Charlotte, N.C. featuring the only 4-wide, side by side drag racing in the series.
Terry McMillen Racing is proudly sponsored by AMALIE Motor Oil, University of Northwestern Ohio, Genesis Tools, All Star Performance, Flatout Gaskets, Ross Pistons and Penray.
McMillen by the numbers
- 3.826 – third best career elapsed time for McMillen in losing effort
- 40+mph – wind gusts expected in Vegas before racing on Sunday
- 3 – Try, Try and Try again – McMillen’s moto for the weekend.
photo © Roger Richards and CompetitionPlus.com