SOME LIKE IT HOT (NOT!)

/ THE U.S. NA­TION­ALS TESTED THE LIM­ITS OF ALL IN­VOLVED.

Drag Racer - - Quarter-mile Update - Text by Pete Ward Pho­tos by Ron Lewis

THE COM­PE­TI­TION WAS NOT THE ONLY CHAL­LENGE FAC­ING U.S. Na­tion­als par­tic­i­pants. The heat and hu­mid­ity that pushed the ad­justed alti­tude a soar­ing 4,000 feet higher than Indy’s ac­tual place on the planet sucked the life out of both hu­mans and ma­chines.

Be­ing able to hoist a Wally high into the air on La­bor Day was a tes­ta­ment to hu­man en­durance, tun­ing skills and me­chan­i­cal su­pe­ri­or­ity.

Terry McMillen has turned from can­non fod­der to a T/F con­tender. He scored a closely con­tested event vic­tory over Doug Kalitta (4.03/300.66 to Doug’s 4.06/303.57). This win also se­cured him a place in the play­offs.

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