It was a roller coaster ride for Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car powered by Torco Race Fuels. In back to back national events, McMillen and his team once again made a strong qualifying effort holding the number two provisional position for most of the weekend and having low ET for round two. McMillen would complete qualifying in the number four position. The strong effort would once again pair McMillen with current points leader and 5-time World Champion, Mark Thomas.
Fresh off a semi-final showdown at the Rocky Mountain Nationals, Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator motor into Detroit, July 7-9, for race a little closer to home, the Suzuki Motor City Nationals. The Knoll Gas – TORCO Race Fuels powered race team jumped to fifth in points following the last event, about four competition rounds from second place.
Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by Knoll Gas – TORCO Race Fuels, found a combination for success at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton. The 4th Annual CARS RV & Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Knoll Gas – Torco Race Fuels proved that the beginning of summer may mark a turn in the teams 2006 outlook.
The harder you work, the luckier you get. So, goes the familiar saying that aligns a little bit of luck with a lot of hard work. After a disappointing DNQ in Rockingham, Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by TORCO Race Fuels found a little luck during round one of qualifying in Grand Bend. The InstiGator broke a fuel line at the top end of the track, slowing McMillen to what would become the sixth qualifying spot in a rain shortened qualifying session. The car appeared to be on its best pass of the young eMax Drag Racing Series season.
Elkhart, Ind. – The third stop on the eMax Drag Racing series takes McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by TORCO Race Fuels, north of the border this June 2-4. The annual event sponsored by Mopar in Grand Bend Ontario is always a highly contested race. Last season McMillen was able to knock off London, Ontario’s Rob Atchison before making a semi-final appearance.
Martin, Mich. – In what began as a rescheduled event for inclement weather, the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car powered by TORCO Racing Fuels, stormed back at the US 131 Motorsports Park’s, National City Thunder Nationals to make a final round appearance. Terry McMillen, pilot of the Amalie sponsored hotrod found plenty to smile about after the event.
Martin, Mich. – Speeds along the Michigan interstates just got a little faster. Legally? Probably not. But, that hasn’t stopped Jason and Stephanie Peterson, owners of the US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, from featuring the Amalie Oil InstiGator, powered by TORCO Racing Fuels, on billboards in preparation for the May 13th National City Thunder Nationals, presented by Pepsi.
Rockingham, N.C. – It what must seem like a continuing and repeating nightmare for Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator team, the Rockingham Dragway proved to be the villain once again as the team failed to make the field in the rain shortened qualify session.
Rockingham, N.C. – Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by TORCO Race Fuels, head for the sand hills of North Carolina looking to restore a little magic at the Nicko’s NY Style Pizza Spring Nationals. “Rockingham had been good to us up until last season,” said McMillen. “Somehow we took the ‘Rock’ for granted.”
San Antonio, Tex – Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by TORCO Racing Fuels, leave the season opening, eMax Drag Racing Series event with a semi-final appearance and a spot among the top 3 in the point standings. The Elkhart, Indiana driver eliminated Terry Munroe before falling to Mark Thomas. Thomas went on to win the event.