Bruce Litton Hoping To Capture NHRA Winternationals Crown POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton may be testing his combination for another sanctioning body, but make no bones about it, winning the Top Fuel crown at the NHRA AUTOZONE Winternationals would...
Bruce Litton Hoping To Capture NHRA Winternationals Crown
POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton may be testing his combination for another sanctioning body, but make no bones about it, winning the Top Fuel crown at the NHRA AUTOZONE Winternationals would make for an incredible start. The veteran Top Fuel racer from Indianapolis, Ind., will make several stops on the NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing Series this season in the Wix Filters presented by Top Dragster Driving Experience fueler.
Litton, whose enclosed trailer dealership is located directly across the street from Indianapolis Raceway Park, stands pumped about starting the season at Pomona.
"This is going to be great," explained Litton. "We have some things we are going to try and I think it's going to be a huge positive for us. Our combination will be different from the rest of the field, but I think it will work out really good. We want to put forth a positive showing for both our sponsors and fans."
The Top Fuel contingent will be running the new 90% nitromethane ruling at the Pomona season opener. Not only will Litton be adhering to the new regulation, but he'll also be running a 25% blower overdrive maximum. NHRA Top Fuel rules have no overdrive limitation.
Litton made several stops on the NHRA/Winston tour in 1999 and has yet to qualify for his first event on the series.
"It's coming," explained Litton. "We've been really close several times but fell short by less than a hundredth of a second on several times. We're no pushover and we're going to give it our best like we've always done before. I can tell you that it's frustrating to be in the program and get bumped out by another driver's final shot."
Litton and the rest of the Top Fuel contingent will open qualifying for the NHRA AUTOZONE Winternationals today at 2 PM, PST. He will have another shot 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.
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