Thursday, May 17, 2012

McMillen shakes team up going into Topeka

Not happy with his teams recent performance, Terry McMillen, driver and team owner of the Amalie Oil/UNOH/Allstar Performance Top Fuel Dragster decided it was time to make some changes on his team.

“It was time to shake things up,” McMillen said. “We’re looking for the right combination of people to make our program better. We do a pretty good job of marketing for our sponsors; they deserve an on track performance that matches.”

McMillen knows the short term results may be not offer an immediate return, but he believes the long term investment will pay dividends. “We’re investing in more full-time people that we ever have before,” McMillen added. “Our shop in Elkhart and Richard’s (crew chief, Hartman) shop in South Carolina will concentrate more on servicing our car and bringing it to the track more prepared than ever before. I really believe that’s the big difference between our team and the teams that are more consistent.”

“We’ve got 10 races left to make our move and get solidly into the Top 10,” McMillen said. “We’re not going to wait until the last minute to make changes and wish we had done something sooner.”
Qualifying for this weekend’s Dollar General Summernationals starts Friday at Heartland Park Topeka. For more information visit

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