McMillen scored his first winner’s circle with a pass of 3.870 seconds at 253.99 mph. in his AMALIE Motor Oil XTERMIGATOR. His competition Brittany Force jumped early at the start and was disqualified effectively giving the win to McMillen. He becomes the 104th different Top Fuel winner after 195 career starts.
“This is the stuff you dream of as a small kid,” McMillen stated. “To have that opportunity to go out there and get that win is truly an amazing feeling. Hats off to my crew. This is the first time in a long time where the turn arounds were really quick, and they turned around that car flawlessly. The car was really quick on the starting line, lights were good and it all just fell into place.”
Matt Hagan drove his Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to his first career win at The Strip in Las Vegas. Hagan ran 3.942 seconds at 329.42 mph. defeating Courtney Force’s who ran 4.020 seconds at 320.05 mph. in her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro.
“There’s no replacement for the feeling of winning,” Hagan said. “That’s a fix you can’t get nowhere else. My guys busted tail all day. We had a car that went down the track every run we’ve been here. I was just trying not to mess it up.”
Greg Anderson, raced his Pro Stock Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro to victory for the fourth time this season with a pass of 6.698 seconds at 204.70 mph. defeating KB Racing teammate Bo Butner.
“The ultimate scenario for us at KB Racing was to eliminate the Gray team over there,” Anderson said. “Didn’t think it would happen because they are great race car drivers, but somehow we found a way and we outlasted them today. They’re now not a part of the equation when we go to Pomona. Now we’re just going to have to go out there and settle it among ourselves.”
Eddie Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle to a 6.924 seconds at 193.16 mph. defeating Hector Arana Jr. This is his third career victory at this event, seventh of the season and 43rd of his career.
“My motorcycle has been a pleasure to ride,” Krawiec stated. “I’ve got a great group of guys behind me. That make tune-up calls and make the bike as good as it is. By no means is it just one person. It’s really about the whole crew that those guys do for me and give me the opportunity to have a bike that can win a race is really something special.”