I’m back!Friday, June 20, 2014
Posted by: Terry McMillen, Amalie/UNOH Top Fueler

After taking way too much time away from the world of NHRA blogging, I am back and ready to start blogging again. I have had a very busy few months adjusting to having a little one around again, but now that we have a pretty solid routine, I am able to squeeze a few minutes in every couple of weeks to fill everyone in on what I have been up to. Before I get to all of that, I promised Cori I would mention the baby contest that she entered Cameron in, and ask for you all to vote if you have a chance. Basically if he gets enough votes to come into first place this week, he will move on to the final round in which he will compete once more against 11 others to win a trip to New York for a photo shoot and a chance to be on the cover of Parents magazine. He is currently 29th. You can vote once per day and the last day is Sunday. You can also share with your social media friends. Here is the link to his picture, and we really appreciate anyone who votes: http://www.parents.com/photos/parents-cover-contest-2014/2014-06-16/13d98

Even though NHRA officially changed the Jr. Dragster age to 5, I couldn’t wait that long to get involved in that class. My son Andy’s step daughter, Adalyn, decided she wanted to race, and I feel fortunate that I was able to help make that happen.  The weekend after Englishtown, we went to my local drag strip, Osceola Dragway, and she made all the passes required to get her Jr. license. She did a great job, and I am looking forward to seeing her race. If she wants to follow in the footsteps of former Jr. drivers that are now pro drivers, I know she will be able to do it. She definitely has the personality, and in the few runs that she made to get licensed, I can tell she is going to be a great driver.

Of course I can’t end my blog without mentioning a little about what is going on with the race team. It is no secret that we have had some struggles this season. Our team is not quite set up like the majority of teams. We don’t have two crew chiefs. We don’t have all full time people, heck, my crew chief isn’t even full time LOL. What we do have hard working guys, who are dedicated and are willing to do whatever it takes to bring a little more consistency to our car. I recently hired Lance Larsen. He has helped tremendously with our maintenance program. Stability in that area will help Richard. We have already had two round wins since Lance came on board, and I am looking forward to more. We are taking baby steps, but I have no doubt that they are at least headed in the right direction.

I better get going for now. It is getting late and I have some qualifying to do tomorrow. If you want to keep up with me in between blogs, you can follow me on Twitter @terrymcmillen or look for Terry McMillen Racing on Instagram and Facebook. Take care and talk to you soon!