Litton Ready To Overtake The Points Lead In Leicester LEICESTER, NY. - Bruce Litton has taken so many rides on the emotional rollercoaster this season that he's ready to seek another form of entertainment at the proverbial drag racing amusement...
Litton Ready To Overtake The Points Lead In Leicester
LEICESTER, NY. - Bruce Litton has taken so many rides on the emotional rollercoaster this season that he's ready to seek another form of entertainment at the proverbial drag racing amusement park. For the 44-year old, enclosed trailer dealer from Indianapolis, regaining the IHRA Top Fuel points lead would be a relaxing form of entertainment for the Wix Filters-sponsored driver.
Repeating as champion of this weekend's CARQUEST Empire Nationals would be a good start.
"I would most certainly have to agree that winning this race would be a good thing for us," explained Litton, with his trademark smile. "We have accomplished way more than we ever dreamed at the start of the season. In saying that, anything else that we accrue along the way is a bonus for us. I'm just glad to be out here racing with the good people that compete in the IHRA."
In rebounding from a devastating fire that leveled his race operation in January, Litton stepped up and reached the finals of the season-opening Holley Spring Nationals in Rockingham, N.C. He assumed the points lead when Paul Romine was cited for oiling the racing surface.
He posted a semi-final finish in Dinwiddie and fell out of the points lead, but rebounded with a runner-up at Grand Bend, Ontario that enabled him to reclaim the top perch.
A stunning first round loss in Cordova has Litton ready to fight back for the points lead for a third time in 2001.
"It's not going to be easy to maintain the points lead for this season," explained Litton. "The IHRA Top Fuel field is tough and the guys that are gunning for that title are tough to beat. There are no easy wins in this class. I fully expect a battle to the end."
For more information on Bruce Litton, visit his website at www.brucelitton.com.