This season, Terry McMillen had hopes of unveiling a second dragster for his team.
With only two races left at Las Vegas Thursday through Sunday and Pomona, Calif., Nov. 8-11, McMillen told Competition Plus Wednesday his team’s second dragster will not race this season.
“It is not happening this year,” McMilllen said. “The funding is just not there unfortunately. The semi is all wrapped and the dragster is wrapped and ready to go, but it just didn’t work out. It is disappointing, but it just means we have to work harder.”
McMillen failed to make the Countdown to the Championship this season and is 13th in the point standings heading to Vegas.
“I like the Vegas race,” McMillen said. “We had problems back in Dallas (Sept. 20-23) and we have been slowly picking away at it. We had a really good run at Reading (Pa.) in E1, and it is all coming together now. We are going to try and get the car set up like we had it once before when we knew we could run in the same zip code as everybody. We need to get back to that. We finally found the problem that we have been plagued with since Bristol (Tenn.) (June 15-17). I’m just really confident going forward now that we have a car that will run in the low to mid 80s like everybody else. The Schumacher cars are going to run in the 70s and that is what it is and we just have to work at getting better with them.”
Following the 2012 season, McMillen said his team will test at the Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway’s Pro Winter Warmup Jan. 18-19.
“We have gone down there and tested the last two years and that will be a big test session for us,” McMillen said.
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