Drag racer Terry McMillen revs things up at Tahiti Village

Drag racer Terry McMillen revs things up at Tahiti Village

Terry McMillen meets Tahiti Village owners

Owners and guests had the rare opportunity to see in person – and in some cases sit inside – Terry McMillen’s 8,000-horsepower dragster during his recent visit to Tahiti Village. Terry hosted a three-hour meet and greet with visitors on property Wednesday, prior to his performance this weekend in the Full-Throttle Drag Racing Series at the 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He signed autographs, answered questions and posed for pictures near the entrance to the main lobby building, where he displayed his Top Fuel dragster. Several took Terry up on his invitation to sit inside the tight cockpit, which, as one 240-pound gentleman discovered, was a lot easier to get into than out of. “I hope we don’t have to cut you out of there,” Terry remarked. The event was live online through a Google Hangout and drew a considerable crowd of curious onlookers at the resort over its three hours.

Terry and his dragster draw a crowd

We are the official resort of Terry and his crew during their biannual trips to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NHRA Full-Throttle Drag Racing events in the spring and fall. We look forward to hosting them again in 2013. For more information on Terry, please visit his website at terrymcmillen.com.  It offers comprehensive information on Terry’s background, his racing organization (Hoosier Thunder Motorsports) and an extensive photo gallery.

Terry’s dragster is currently wrapped in pink, and he and his crew wear pink race jerseys to bring awareness to breast cancer. They will auction the jerseys on Terry’s website starting Nov. 1, with the proceeds benefitting S.H.E. 4Life, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance for women with breast cancer.  To see the S.H.E. 4Life YouTube video, please click here.

If you would like to see Terry’s meet and greet at Tahiti Village, please click here.

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  • Josh Hull

    Sorry I missed it. Did someone win tickets to the race?

  • Wish you could have been here for the meet and greet, Josh. It was a lot of fun. A drawing for four tickets to the NHRA event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a free two-night stay here at Tahiti Village did indeed produce two lucky winners. Thank you for writing.