BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 17, 2018) – The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals proved to hot to tame for Terry McMillen and his AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel team. McMillen lost an opening round match up with Tony Schumacher. McMillen’s loss, combined with Doug Kalitta’s win, keeps McMillen tied with Brittany Force for seventh in the points standings.
The loss didn’t dampen McMillen’s Father’s Day.
“There’s a lot of fathers on this team,” McMillen said. “We celebrate that today instead of worrying about this loss. There’s a lot of season left and we’ll be fine once we figure this out.”
McMillen struggled to make a full pull in the very hot conditions in Bristol. “We’ve got something mechanical going on that we need to figure out,” McMillen continued. “The bumpier tracks are giving us a problem right now. If you look at all of our runs this weekend and the changes we made – we just got the same results. Norwalk has an all new concrete track, so that should help us there and the weather forecast looks good too. So, maybe everything is working to our favor already.”
The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals takes place next week in Norwalk, Ohio. Qualifying begins June 21st and final eliminations begin Sunday, June 24th.