MADISON, Ill, (September 23, 2018) – Terry McMillen and his AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ lost in the opening round to Blake Alexander at the Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis. He remains eighth in The Countdown standings with four races remaining.
“It’s just frustrating,” McMillen said. “Our crew works so hard, It just comes down to clutch discs for us. Right now we can’t make two runs with the same tune-up and get the results we want.”
With four races remaining, McMillen still holds on to hope of moving up the points ladder before the season-ending race in Pomona.
“We’re disappointed,” McMillen added. “We’re not down and out. If anyone can do it Rob (Wendland, Crew Chief) and this team can. We’d like to finish in the top five. I’m confident that we can do it. We’ve just got to keep working hard.”
The next four races feature stops in Dallas, Charlotte, Las Vegas and Pomona. McMillen has had success in Charlotte with two final round appearances at the 4-Wide Nationals (2017 and 2018) and in Las Vegas he’ll be the defending even winner.
The AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals are October 4-7 at the Texas Motorplex.