Bruce Litton takes finest season yet to Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL. - Bruce Litton still has to pinch himself to see if he's dreaming. The driver of the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience Top Fuel is enjoying a season and that's made him quite pleased with the current ...

GAINESVILLE, FL. - Bruce Litton still has to pinch himself to see if he's dreaming. The driver of the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience Top Fuel is enjoying a season and that's made him quite pleased with the current progress. The veteran fuel racer from Indianapolis, Ind., who owns a successful enclosed trailer dealership, is fresh off of an IHRA national event runner-up last week and has two NHRA/Winston eliminations appearances under his belt.

Litton has yet to claim a single win in NHRA Top Fuel competition, but remains optimistic of his chances.

"It will happen soon enough," explained Litton, who has lost to Kenny Bernstein in both appearances. "We're running clean this year to this point and my crew is working hard to keep me competitive. I just feel that sometimes you don't always have to win to be a winner."

Last week, Litton reached the finals against Paul Romine in the CARQUEST fueler and was forced to lift when the car got out of the groove. All was not lost, with the restructuring of the rules to include a 25% blower overdrive maximum, the former Top Fuel records were scrapped and the Wix Filters-sponsored entry not only qualified on the pole, but also established the new record with a 4.820.

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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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Bruce Litton