Elkhart, IN – Terry Mc Millen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car powered by TORCO Race Fuels returns to the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan to defend his Thunder National title. The May 14 event is sanctioned by World Alcohol Racers (WAR) and sponsored by TORCO Racing Fuels, the official racing fuel of the IHRA and WAR.
Elkhart, IN – Terry Mc Millen and the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by Torco Race Fuels, race into Rockingham North Carolina for the 35th Annual IHRA Spring Nationals (April 22-24) with “rock” solid determination for a win. Mc Millen brings the momentum of a final round appearance at the Amaile Oil Texas Nationals contested earlier this month in San Antonio.
The Rockingham Dragway (“The ROCK”) is the second stop on the 12 race Hooters Racing Series and one of IHRAs fastest tracks. Last year’s race saw three world records reset during the event. “There’s no doubt that we’ll see some great times and speeds at “The ROCK” again this year,” stated Mc Millen. “We’re producing more horsepower than we ever have with these Crane Cams, I expect we’ll have some fast passes.”
Just seven points out of first place, Mc Millen hopes to improve on the best start of his Funny Car career. Last year, Mc Millen qualified sixth at “The ROCK” and raced to a semi final appearance before bowing out to event winner and 5-time IHRA Champion Mark Thomas. Co-Crew Chief Tad “TV TAD” Heflick thinks his team is ready. “We’re working as hard as anyone right now.” Fellow tuner, Co-Crew Chief Brent “Skinny” Lidgard agrees, “We stayed in Texas an extra day just to test. We’ve improved our 60ft times and that will pay dividends in Rockingham.”
San Antonio, TX – Terry Mc Millen and the Amalie Oil InstiGator proved that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Powered by Torco Race Fuels, the team raced to a final round appearance against two time IHRA Funny Car Champion Rob Atchison and was awarded “Best Appearing Pro Crew” by the IHRA during the Amalie Oil Texas Nationals. The team leaves San Antonio just 7 points out of first place.
Mc Millen began his season opening quest for his first Iron Man from the #4 qualifying position with a 5.944 ET at 235.93 MPH performance. “That was good enough to get us in the show, but we knew we had to get better to continue,” stated Mc Millen. Mc Millen put out the call to his Co-Crew Chiefs Brent “Skinny” Lidgard and Tad “TV” Heflick to tune the machine for eliminations. With the help of crewmembers Dale “TV Dad” Heflick and Jim Walczak the team prepared the car for a first round appearance against the #5 qualifier Terry Munroe.
San Antonio, TX – The Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by Torco Race Fuels, is prowling San Antonio area NAPA Auto Care Centers and radio stations this week. IHRA fan favorite, Terry Mc Millen, driver of the Amalie Oil Funny Car will be on location at NAPA Auto Care Centers to meet fans and sign autographs in preparation for IHRA’s 4th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals contested at the San Antonio Raceway April 1-2.
Mc Millen will be a special guest Friday, between 7:00AM – 8:40AM on the KTSA radio show. In addition, the Napa Auto Care Show on KKYX is a frequent stop for Mc Millen. He will take his regular spot Saturday (10:00AM – 12:00PM) on the show where Terry and NAPA Auto Parts NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip talk about racing.
San Antonio, TX – Terry Mc Millen has fueled up the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car with Torco Racing Fuel, expecting Texas sized results at the upcoming Amalie Oil Texas Nationals in San Antonio on April 1-2 at the San Antonio Raceway. This 4th annual event is presented by Ancira Cars, Trucks and RVs and San Antonio Express News.
“We’ve worked all winter long, tested and tuned in Texas more than any other funny car team, we’re expecting big results at this race and for the season,” commented Terry.
Mc Millen recently returned from the Spring Meltdown in Abilene, Texas where he made several test passes down the track. “The InstiGator was making good horsepower and we had very good incremental times. We’re ready for the Amalie Oil Texas Nationals,” stated Mc Millen, “it’s time to see how all of our winter work will pay off.”
Abilene, TX – IHRA fan favorite, Terry Mc Millen and his Amalie Oil /Torco Racing Fuels InstiGator Funny Car, will appear at the Abilene Star Dodge Dragstrip Spring Meltdown, March 4th. Friday’s Spring Meltdown begins a power packed weekend followed by the Lone Star Bracket Nationals on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6. This marks Mc Millen’s second trip to the Lone Star state this year. In January, Mc Millen and his InstiGator team tested in San Antonio and appeared at the San Antonio Monster Jam, promoting the 4th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals.
San Antonio,TX – IHRA Funny Car driver Terry McMillen brings his Amalie Oil/Torco Dodge Avenger, the Instigator, to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas during this weekend’s Monster Jam. The event runs from Friday, January 21st through Saturday, January 23rd. McMillen will be promoting the IHRA season opener, the Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by Ancira Cars, Trucks and RVs and the San Antonio Express News.