About the Guest: Clay Millican is the consecutive 3-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion. He was name Rookie of the year in the year prior to his championships. Clay surpassed Don Garlits record this past season and is now on his way to capturing the all-time winning record. The team is positive and upbeat about the upcoming season. The goal is to win another championship. Clay gives an excellent interview and gives us the bottom line "Concentrate on the now and the future will take care of itself".
About the Show:
How did you get started in racing?
When did you first decide that driving a racecar was right for you?
How should our listeners gauge if being a professional driver is right for them?
How long did it take you to get you to where you are now, and what would you say to our listeners who are already tired and frustrated?
How did the relationship with Peter Lehman and Werner Enterprises develop?
What advice would you give someone who's brand-new to racing? Maybe getting that first Jr Dragster?
In your experience, where's the best place to start?
Would you suggest our listeners do if they feel they have the talent to enter professional racing?
What are some pitfalls that our listeners should be on the lookout for, and how can they be avoided?
What's the biggest mistake you made getting started in racing?
What would you say is the one more important thing you've learned?
What information do you wish you had when you were first starting out?
What do you think are the keys to becoming a successful team?
How can a driver stand out and get noticed? Are there particular tracks or races that tend to have the right people to impress?
What's one of the things that you find most challenging about driving professionally?
What do you think makes the difference between a good team and a great team?
What would you say is the best kept secret in all of racing?
Who do you consider to be the most powerful opponent in your class?
What does it really take to succeed in professional drag racing?
What are some goals that our listeners should set for gaining more exposure on the racing circuit?
What are some realistic long-term and short-term goals for our listeners?
What were some of your goals early on?
What can the driver do to aid the teams sponsorship efforts?
Give us some tips for dealing with the media.
More specifically on driving:
Do you think you have a natural talent for drag racing or has it come with experience?
What are you thinking about on race day?
What do you do in the off-season to prepare for the upcoming season?
How much of your driving success do you attribute to mental preparation? How important is skill?
How do you stay positive and win a round if you have something wrong with the car or you get the "slow" lane so you know your odds of winning are decreased?
How do you react to a bad run?
What are the top areas I should concentrate on if I want to be a better driver?
Who are the people that inspired you and why?
What did you learn from those people that you'd like to pass on to our listeners?
What traits would you say are essential to being a professional driver?
As we wrap things up, what should our listeners be doing for the next 30 days, 90, and 1 year to become better as a driver?
What final words of wisdom would you like to pass on to everyone who's listening in to this call?
Where can our listeners find out more about you?
How do we join your fan club?