Phoenix Bruce Litton Preview

POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton reached his first milestone in NHRA/Winston Top Fuel racing at Pomona by just qualifying. The veteran enclosed trailer dealer from Indianapolis, Ind., who drives the Wix Filters presented by Top Dragster Driving...

POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton reached his first milestone in NHRA/Winston Top Fuel racing at Pomona by just qualifying. The veteran enclosed trailer dealer from Indianapolis, Ind., who drives the Wix Filters presented by Top Dragster Driving Experience fueler, is now focused on achieving his first round win under NHRA sanction. Beyond that, the obvious goal is to win the CSK Nationals in Chandler, AZ.

"We really want a good showing at Phoenix," explained Litton. "Pomona was a real confidence builder for us. My crew is pumped and so am I about the productive start we have gotten off to."

Litton qualified 11th at the recently completed NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. This marked the first time that Wix Filters-sponsored entry had qualified at an NHRA national event. He lost a tough match opposite Kenny Bernstein in the first round.

Litton primarily competes on the IHRA/Summit Championship Drag Racing tour, but has committed to running several events on NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing Series this season.

"The rules are different," explained Litton. "Over on the IHRA side, the Top Fuel cars have a 25% overdrive limitation and here at the NHRA races, there's no such rule. You have the same primary focus on both sides and that is to win and do the best that you can do within the rules."

Litton and the rest of the Top Fuel contingent will open qualifying for the NHRA CSK Nationals in Chandler, AZ., today at Noon. He will have two attempts on Friday and two more on Saturday. Final eliminations are slated for Sunday.

The Top Dragster Driving Experience has retained Litton's team to carry out their marketing program with WIX Filters. Top Dragster Driving Experience President Joel Collins feels the triangle marketing partnership between WIX Filters, his company and Litton's team provides a future example for other teams aspiring to run Top Fuel.

Wix Filters stands as one of the World's top filtration companies and was founded in 1939. Wix manufactures quality products for the automotive, heavy-duty, agricultural, industrial, and specialty filter markets, including oil, air, fuel, cabin interior, and hydraulic filters. In addition to the Wix brand, they manufacture filters for major aftermarket companies and some of the largest OEM's. You will find their top quality, high performance filters on everything from passenger cars and light trucks to farm and construction equipment, industrial air cleaners, and Top Fuel dragsters.

For the latest in Bruce Litton news, visit his website at www.brucelitton.com or drag racing's Internet magazine with an attitude at www.competitionplus.com.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bruce Litton , Kenny Bernstein