Pomona Bruce Litton Qualifying Story

Bruce Litton Qualifies In First-Ever NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing Event POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton final ended his NHRA Top Fuel qualifying drought at this season's NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. The veteran enclosed ...

Bruce Litton Qualifies In First-Ever NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing Event

POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton final ended his NHRA Top Fuel qualifying drought at this season's NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. The veteran enclosed trailer dealer from Indianapolis, Ind., remained qualified in the Wix Filters Top Fuel Dragster presented by The Top Dragster Driving Experience from the first qualifying session to the end.

Litton would not comment on his overdrive percentage except to say that it was "rumored to be 25%" On the other sanctioning body that Litton competes in, the rules mandate a 25% overdrive limitation. He was reportedly testing combinations under those regulations.

Regardless of what he was doing, he performed well in Saturday's qualifying. Litton rebounded from the less than stellar performance on Friday to hammer out a 4.758/311.05 lap. Yesterday, the team went up in smoke off of the line and fell to ninth in the show. His performance in the third session landed him in the tenth spot.

Litton was nothing short of ecstatic about qualifying in his first NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing event.

"I've waited a long time for this to happen," explained Litton. "We had a game plan of things that we wanted to do and we did our best to make them happen. Fate was on our side and it worked out."

He elected to sit out the final session to conserve parts and to better prepare for Sunday's final eliminations. Litton finished as the eleventh qualifier.

Final eliminations are slated for Sunday and he is scheduled to face Kenny Bernstein.

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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