Thursday, August 13, 2015 – via NHRA
Everyone in the NHRA is deeply saddened to learn that Dalton Millican, the 22-year-old son of NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican, was killed Wednesday night in a single-person motorcycle accident.
“On behalf of everyone at the NHRA, we want to express our most sincere condolences to Clay Millican and the entire Millican family,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “They will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Clay is a well-liked and well-respected racer with all the competitors in the NHRA. This loss will be felt by everyone in our sport.”
The Millican family released the following statement Wednesday night:
“Family, Friends & Fans – It is with extremely heavy hearts that we let you know that late last night we lost our beloved son, Dalton Millican, age 22, in a single-person motorcycle accident close to our hometown of Drummonds, Tenn. We are heartbroken by the tragic loss to our family. We appreciate all of your love and support as we navigate through the very difficult road ahead. Funeral arrangements are pending and we will announce those once they have been finalized. We ask for your continued love and prayers and privacy at this time. – Clay, Donna and Cale Millican”
Dalton Millican also was a racer. He competed in Monster Jam driving the Blue Thunder monster truck. Clay Millican drives the Parts Plus/Great Clips Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He currently ranks 11th in the Top Fuel points standings.