“This is the stuff you dream of as a small kid,” McMillen said. “To have that opportunity to go out there and get that win is truly an amazing feeling. Hats off to my crew.”
Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen earned his first career victoryat the NHRA Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was McMillen’s first ever event title after 195 events.
McMillen had a 3.870-second pass at 253.99 after Brittany Force got a red light in her Monster Energy dragster.
“This is the first time in a long time where the turn arounds were really quick, and they turned around that car flawlessly. The car was really quick on the starting line, lights were good and it all just fell into place.”
On his way to victory, McMillen defeated Richie Crampton, Clay Millican and Shawn Langdon. Force took down Shawn Reed, Doug Kalitta and Leah Pritchett before entering the finals. She remains second in points overall heading into the final event of the season, trailing leader Steve Torrence by 20 markers.