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.
Elkhart, Ind. – March 16, 2006 – If a car could smile, the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by TORCO Racing Fuels, would show off a toothy grin as big as the state of Texas. Maybe the car is just a reflection of its driver. Terry McMillen, pilot of the InstiGator, smiles as easy as the paint scheme on his hot rod. “Texas feels a lot like home for this team,” said McMillen. “It’s the first race of the eMax Drag Racing season and it’s the Amalie Oil Texas Nationals, there’s plenty to be happy about.” It’s no wonder San Antonio feels like home for the Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team, the InstiGator has posted a semi-final and final round appearance in the past 2 season.
Nashville, Tenn. – EntertainMax Worldwide, Inc., a company partly owned by eMax Holdings Corporation (OTC: EMXC), announces they have teamed up with Hoosier Thunder Motorsports Inc. and C. TradeUSA (a division of C. Trade Group) to make music with a Top Fuel team. The sound of a Top Fuel Dragster cackling to life is music to the ears for a lot of drag racing fans. With a 500 cubic inch hemi band in the background, Hoosier Thunder Motorsports and EntertainMax Worldwide, Inc. will make music with a Top Fuel team for the 2006 race season.
“This is a unique opportunity that we are extremely excited about,” stated Terry McMillen, Hoosier Thunder Motorsports owner. “Thanks to Evan Knoll I was able to prove last season that I could drive the dragster and immediately began looking for a sponsor that could build on our partnerships with Amalie Oil and Torco Race Fuels. With the addition of EntertainMax we have the support necessary to field a championship-contending team.”
“We’re both in the entertainment business,” explained Chuck Weber, CEO / President, EntertainMax. “We feel like this is an outstanding way to increase our brand awareness and highlight our diverse capabilities.”
Julie Wildgoose of Full Service Automotive Marketing and Licensing Agency spent the winter meeting with Nick Kontonicolas. Kontonicolas is CEO of C Trade USA , a worldwide investment and consulting firm based in New York. “I have worked with Julie on other projects and met Terry at the World Finals in Rockingham,” explained Kontonicolas. “I was immediately impressed with Terry’s driving and the way he managed his racing team,” added Kontonicolas (who happens to be an avid automotive expert and collector). “I knew immediately that their team and IHRA Drag Racing would offer our companies a distinct and exceptional chance to use motorsports marketing to promote our companies. It was only a matter of time before we found the perfect fit with EMax Corp. It further illustrates C. Trade Group’s expertise in consolidating and utilizing the synergies of its divisions and joint venture companies.”
The EntertainMax / Hoosier Thunder Motorsports Top Fuel entry will compete in the IHRA Drag Racing series and a limited NHRA POWERade schedule. While McMillen and Weber are excited about the announcement, both know that the Top Fuel car is just the beginning of what will be done to showcase the expansive reach of EntertainMax. McMillen added, “There are a lot of layers to this sponsorship. As we unveil more of this relationship, it will become apparent this is one of the more unique partnership in the motorsports industry.” Weber agreed, “Our EMAX family of companies have expansive reach, we intend on using all of our resources to promote our relationship with Terry and the Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team.”
EntertainMax is a multimedia, entertainment and broadcasting company that offers high-quality products and services focused in the areas of pre-recorded music, feature films, TV production, concerts, sports events, and merchandising. EntertainMax Worldwide also owns independent record labels, studios and is in the process of launching a 24-hour broadcast network.
The Entertain Max Top Fuel Dragster will be at Spring testing events and at the 5th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals in San Antonio, March 24-26. “San Antonio is always exciting for us,” explained McMillen. “Amalie is the title sponsor for that race and our major marketing partner on the Instigator Funny Car as well as a major associate of our Top Fuel car. Being able to unveil the EntertainMax Top Fuel car will only add to that excitement.”
The Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team is associated with top quality, high performance companies like: Amalie Oil, TORCO Race Fuels, Flatout Gaskets, NGK Spark Plugs, MSD, Darin Mayer Performance Engineering, Performance Graphics and Crane Cams.
About EntertainMax Worldwide, Inc.
EntertainMax Worldwide, Inc., http://entertainmax.net is a multimedia, entertainment and broadcasting company that offers high-quality products and services focused in the areas of pre-recorded music, feature films, TV production, concerts, sports events, and merchandising. EntertainMax Worldwide also owns independent record labels, studios and is in the process of launching a 24-hour broadcast network.
About Terry McMillen
Terry McMillen is the driver of a Alcohol Funny Car and Top Fuel Dragster racing in the IHRA and NHRA Drag Racing series. He and his wife Rhonda are team owners of Hoosier Thunder Motorsports, a multi-car drag racing team based in Elkhart, Ind. McMillen, a fan favorite in the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing series, will compete in the 11 IHRA events contested in the US and Canada and several NHRA POWERade events. Terry and the InstiGator Funny Car are featured in the IHRA Professional Drag Racing video game for XBOX, PlayStation2, PlayStation and PC. Terry is available for interviews and appearances. For more information visit Hoosier Thunder Motorsports on the web (http://hoosierthunder.com)
About eMax Holdings Corporation
eMax Holdings Corporation http://www.emaxcorp.com, is a diversified holding company investing in multimedia, entertainment, communication, broadcasting, high-end technologies, and real estate and finance industries through five corporations. eMax Holdings Corporation holds stock interest in EMAX Ventures, Inc.; Artists Innovations, Inc.; Spider Technologies, Inc.; EntertainMax Worldwide, Inc.; and Gold Rush Investments Corp.
About C Trade USA
C. TradeUSA, Inc.(C. Trade Group), http://www.ctradegroup.com, a privately held company with extensive National and International business relationships, is part of the C. Trade Group of Companies. The C. Trade Group of Companies has extensive holdings in the United States as well as in China, Latin America, Greece, and Bangladesh. C. Trade’s portfolio of companies specializes in biotechnology, environmental remediation, water purification and remediation, and automotive consultation services. C. Trade Group, Inc.’s President, Nick Kontonicolas, is an experienced, well-seasoned professional investor and corporate venture capitalist. He constantly seeks out new and revolutionary technologies which can be seamlessly integrated within his network.
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Here’s what you’ve been waiting for. Sit down, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and for the next 7 minutes enjoy the Hoosier Thunder Motorsports highlight video. You’ll get a sneak peek at the new logo and hints of action for the 2006 race season.