The Amalie Oil / Torco Race Fuel InstiGator Tunes Up For Texas With Spring Meltdown

Abilene, TX, FEB 15, 2005 - IHRA fan favorite, Terry Mc Millen and his Amalie Oil /Torco Racing Fuels InstiGator Funny Car, will appear at the Abilene Star Dodge Dragstrip Spring Meltdown, March 4th. Friday's Spring Meltdown begins a power packed weekend followed by the Lone Star Bracket Nationals on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6. This marks Mc Millen's second trip to the Lone Star state this year. In January, Mc Millen and his InstiGator team tested in San Antonio and appeared at the San Antonio Monster Jam, promoting the 4th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals.

"This is another great opportunity for us to tune up in Texas," stated Mc Millen. "It's a great track. Track owner, Tom Dupree, has an exciting weekend of racing planned; the fans in Abilene are going to see some great racing." The InstiGator team, led by co-crew chiefs (Skinny) Brent Lidgard and (TV) Tad Heflick, along with Mc Millen, have spent the off-season preparing to contend for the 2005 IHRA Funny Car Championship. "Our team worked all winter long building more horsepower. We're going to put that horsepower on the track in Abilene and be ready for San Antonio." Rhonda Mc Millen added, "In 2004 we finished 3rd in IHRA points; we plan to improve in 2005. The competition is tough and Team InstiGator is ready for the fight!"

The 2004 drag racing season registered several milestones for the Abilene Star Dodge Dragstrip. The track was recognized at the IHRA Awards Banquet for "Most Growth in Summit Super Series Participation" and earned the coveted "IHRA Sportsman Track of the Year".

To test, tune, race or attend the Spring Meltdown and Lone Star Bracket Nationals contact:

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For Immediate Release February 16, 2005
Contact: Mark Rowe / Wilson Racing

It always RAINS in Southern California!

Pomona, CA. - This past weekend's NHRA / POWERADE Drag Racing Series National Event at Pomona Raceway. just outside of Los Angeles was the first Event of the year for the Torco Race Fuels / Top Alcohol Dragster of two time Division 3 Champion Jeff Wilson.

Wilson, from Winfield, Mo., was not very pleased after qualifying 9th with a 5.55 in weather conditions that were only ideal for ducks for the second year in a row. They received one qualifying session Thursday which turned out to be your typical first run of the year. Friday completely rained out which left the Team with only one opportunity to qualify, of which they did. "This was not only our first event of the year, but our first time out since October of last year. We made some hardware changes over the winter and it appears that we have a few gremlins hiding in the valvetrain that need to be hunted down prior to the next event.". stated Wilson. "This is the reason we went to Pomona, so we could get on the track early to get a run a the points. Our goal is to stay in the top 10 all season."

"We are very grateful to have our same Team back from last year, especially a group that works very good together and has the passion for our sport like this Team does. We were able to step it up and fix the motor after our first qualifying session and qualify under pressure because of Teamwork." stated Wilson "We lost in the quarter finals even though we had the starting line advantage. The motor started going away about 800 feet and we lost by a margin of .0175 of a second or a distance of about 6 feet." stated Wilson.

Wilson Racing is already preparing for the next event in Houston in 3 weeks and wants to keep focused on all the positive that they have...