Wow this is crushing.
He was a great racer.
He was in my prelim in the 96 Trials and just ran away at the end.
In the finals there was a mad dash for the 2nd and 3rd spots. He had the win locked up.
It’s also crazy that my daughter went skiing for the first time tonight and I am right now waiting for her to come home, reading this news.
To whoever posted that video. Great job. You get a real sense for McMullens personality. Guy was aggressive and a risk taker - both on and off the track.
It's amazing how the memory is a funny thing. I just re-watched the video. He won by .02 I guess you can say you knew he had it all the time as he was in the lead and his team spot never seemed in jeopardy... until maybe the last 10 meters.
Did he have it in the bag all the time? Your mind says so.
What's interesting to me is I think I was in the stands for that race. On tv, the crowd sounds loud. I remember being there and the crowd being small in a huge Atlanta stadium. And all I remember is being about halfway up the stands and hearding Gags (Frank Gagliano - the coahc of Holman) wail like a dying animal.
But the more i think about it, I may not have been at the Trials in 1996 at all. Perhaps it was 1997 when Holman also failed to make the team. I'll have to ask Weldon or my college roommate Scott Anderson - who ran for Gags on the Enclave.