Millican Sets Sights on IHRA All-Time Winningest Professional Driver Record at ACDelco Nationals in Virginia Chicago -- Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will return to the IHRA racing circuit at the IHRA ACDelco Nationals presented by...
Millican Sets Sights on IHRA All-Time Winningest Professional Driver Record at ACDelco Nationals in Virginia
Chicago -- Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will return to the IHRA racing circuit at the IHRA ACDelco Nationals presented by the Richmond Times Dispatch in Richmond, Va., on May 28-30 at the Virginia Motorsports Park, following a successful string of NHRA races in the past month.
Millican, the three-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, will attempt to become the all-time winningest professional driver at the race by getting his 33rd career IHRA Top Fuel victory. He is currently tied with Rickie Smith, who has a combined 32 wins in Pro Stock and Pro Mod. Additionally, Millican is on a quest for a fourth consecutive Championship, and is the current leader in the IHRA Top Fuel points standings. After competing in two events thus far this season, Millican is 74 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Bruce Litton. Ten events still remain in the 2004 IHRA season.
"I am very excited about racing in Virginia. It has always been a good track for us and we've had a lot of success here," said Millican. "We had fun making it to three NHRA final rounds in the past few weeks, but now it's time to shift our focus to the IHRA, and I know that this Werner team is ready to go after our fourth championship and become the winningest team ever in IHRA history."
In his first IHRA race of the season, the Texas Nationals in San Antonio, Millican set new track records for elapsed time and speed at the San Antonio Raceway. Millican's record-setting pass came in the first round against Rick Cooper, where he cruised to the finish line with an E.T. of 4.583 seconds and a speed of 320.36 mph.
At the IHRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., the team's second IHRA race of the season, Millican was the number one qualifier, and defeated Danny Dunn in the finals. This race marked Millican's 32nd career IHRA Top Fuel victory, tying him with Smith for the number one spot in the record books.
Millican is a former forklift driver from Drummonds, Tenn., and has loved drag racing his entire life. He got his first racecar at the age of 16, and still goes bracket racing at his hometown track when he has the chance. He is married and has two sons, with whom he enjoys skateboarding and BMX biking.