Darlington Bruce Litton Post Race Story

DARLINGTON, SC. - Bruce Litton admitted that he thought he brought enough horsepower to the table. However, he conceded that eventual champion Paul Romine brought just a little more. Thus was the case as the two Indianapolis, Ind.-based, met in...

DARLINGTON, SC. - Bruce Litton admitted that he thought he brought enough horsepower to the table. However, he conceded that eventual champion Paul Romine brought just a little more. Thus was the case as the two Indianapolis, Ind.-based, met in the finals of the IHRA Prolong Winter Nationals in Darlington, SC.

Litton wholeheartedly applauds Romine for his win.

"Paul is a very deserving winner," explained Litton, who carries sponsorship from Wix Filters in 2000. "I drifted out of the groove and Paul was on a good run. I lifted and settled for the runner-up. This is not the first time that two of us are going to meet in the finals. I'll promise you that."

Litton qualified in the top spot at the season-opening event that rewards the eventual World Champion of the 2000 season with $200,000 to the winner.

He opened by providing Jim Head with a rude introduction to the IHRA method of racing by winning a double tire-smoking duel. He then established top speed of the event by hammering out a 4.861/307.58 to send Steve Smith packing.

In the finals, Litton outreacted Romine, but eventually aborted the run.

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.

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Series Drag
Drivers Jim Head , Bruce Litton , Steve Smith