Kansas City, MO. – Clay Millican’s momentous victory in Top Fuel at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals marks the first time WELD Racing’s revolutionary Delta-1 TF-1 one piece forged wheels have rolled into the winner’s circle in the NHRA Top Fuel class.
Millican’s Top Fuel win marks a new chapter for WELD Racing’s Delta-1 one-piece forged wheels. They are the lightest, stiffest and strongest 16×16 double beadlock wheels in drag racing and have taken numerous drivers to NHRA Pro Stock and Pro Mod world championships since it’s debut.
“We are incredibly happy for Clay (Millican) and his whole team for their first NHRA Top Fuel win at the Thunder Valley Nationals. The fact he did it in his home state of Tennessee is phenomenal,” said Norm Young, President and CEO of WELD Racing. “Clay and the entire Stringer Motorsports team represent the very core of WELD Racing – hard work, commitment, passion, and giving 100% all the time. The entire WELD Racing family is proud to call him one of our own.”
It was an emotional Father’s Day win for the six-time IHRA World Champion Top Fuel driver. The Tennessee native has raced to an NHRA Top Fuel runner-up eight times, before winning during his ninth final round appearance. Millican and his wife Donna lost their son Dalton two years ago in a motorcycle accident.
“There were so many signs/things today I know was Dalton. Father’s Day is a tough day for anyone who lost a child. Dalton was riding with me today. He got me four win lights. There is no such thing as a coincidence. When the time was right it was going to happen. Today, the time was right,” said Millican.
WELD, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the technology and manufacturing leader in the performance wheel market. Since 1967, WELD is a pioneer in wheel engineering and manufactures the highest quality forged race wheels for dirt, oval and drag racing, along with wheels for performance street cars and trucks. Each WELD wheel is precision engineered for maximum performance on the street, off road and at the track. WELD brands include WELD Racing, CCW Forged Performance, WELD Racing XT, and HiPer Technology by WELD products. WELD is part of the Cisneros Corporation
About Cisneros Corporation
Cisneros Corporation is a third generation global family enterprise led by Eduardo, Andres and Henrique Cisneros. Conceived in 1929 by Diego Cisneros and championed by Ricardo Cisneros, the three brothers continue to grow and push new boundaries. With experience in numerous industries across media, telecom and consumer goods, Cisneros Corp. leverages its vast experience to find and create opportunities around the world.