Dalton Millican, the 22-year-old son of NHRA Top Fuel racer Clay Millican, was killed in a single-person motorcycle accident on Wednesday night.
The family released the following statement Thursday morning:
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
Clay Millican, 49, currently sits 11th in the NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel standings. Dalton was one of his and wife Donna’s two sons.
Coming from a racing family, Dalton had joined the racing world himself, competing in ATVs and also owning and driving Blue Thunder in the Monster Jam series: