By Hoosier Thunder Motorsports
McMillen looks for more round wins at Norwalk
Terry McMillen, driver of the Amalie Oil/UNOH Top Fuel Dragster will entertain over 100 Amalie and UNOH guest at this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. He can't think of a better way to entertain them than to win the race.
"There's still a lot of racing to do before we get to Indy (Indianapolis - the final race before the top ten Countdown)," McMillen said. "I don't want to get there and be 20 points short like last year. If every point counts, then I'm going to start counting them now."
McMillen missed the 2010 Countdown by the closest margin of any pro category. His Elkhart, Ind. based team has improved, matching their round win total for all of last season through just nine races in 2011. McMillen knows it will take more to stay in the Top 10.
"Last year it was just me and Grubnic (Kalitta team driver David Grubnic) battling for the last spot," McMillen said. "Now there are four or five of us all wadded up together. The only way to get any breathing room around here is to just start winning. We qualified better at Bristol, heck we even earned an extra point for being third quickest in Q1, but it's going to take more than that. It's easier to worry about points in Norwalk that to be worried about points at Indy."