Milliken’s Cummins powered 66 Chevy II has been sitting patiently under a car cover since late last week when the June 16th attempt at this race was rained out and is itching to tear up the 28 Extreme N/T class this weekend at the Emerald Coast Dragway. The weather for this weekend is finally turning in our favor and if you’re like the rest of us, you’re pacing the halls waiting for it to be Friday already!
This car is not only reported to be the fastest diesel powered door car on the planet but is looking to climb the ranks of the fastest X275 cars regardless of fuel type. It made its debut the first time roughly 7 years ago as renowned chassis builder Mickey Tessner’s personal car, purpose built for the Leaf Spring classes held at major radial races and at one point in time held the record for being the fastest radial car on leaf springs, period. Milliken purchased the car as a roller winter of 2016 at the PRI Trade show, 8 weeks later it made its second debut at the Lights Out race at SGMP, February of 2017, this time powered by a 6.8L iron block Cummins, weighing in at over 3700lbs and none the less, learning lots of valuable lessons on its first trip out with its diesel power plant.
Since then the car has dropped roughly 250lbs and has successfully raced numerous X275 races, NMCA Street Outlaw races, Small Tire N/T Shootout’s across the southeast and is coming into this event with it’s last passes at a 29N/T race at Lyons Raceway Park in Indiana where Milliken piloted the car to the final 3 before the skies fell out and rained the rest of the race out.
Watch this car and cars like it battle it out for $13,000 in cash payouts this weekend at the South Coast Heads Up Series stop at the Emerald Coast Dragway, June 23rd, gates open at 2PM Saturday, qualifications into the afternoon and eliminations under the lights into the evening.
28 Extreme (28X) N/T – $4000 Purse Guaranteed / $150 Car & Driver
6.50 Heads Up – $3000 Purse Guaranteed / $125 Car & Driver
5.70 Real Street – $3000 Purse Guaranteed / $100 Car & Driver
Small Block Nitrous (SBNX) N/T – $2000 Guaranteed $100 Car & Driver
True Street (TS) N/T – $1000 Guaranteed $50 Car & Driver
Emerald Coast Dragway / 7134 Garner Landing Rd Holt FL 32564 / 8506033991