Gainesville Bruce Litton; it''s all in the attitude

Bruce Litton Shreds Supercharger Belt In The First Round, Drops First Round Match To Scelzi GAINESVILLE, FL. - Bruce Litton's experience at the NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., will be one that he will mark up as a learning...

Bruce Litton Shreds Supercharger Belt In The First Round, Drops First Round Match To Scelzi

GAINESVILLE, FL. - Bruce Litton's experience at the NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., will be one that he will mark up as a learning adventure. The veteran Top Fuel driver, who pilots the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience Top Fuel digger, qualified on the bubble and shred a blower belt in the first round opposite low qualifier Gary Scelzi.

The weekend has been one frustration after another, but Litton still smiles. Why? The simple way to put it is that he's just happy to be here.

"I could whine and say all the negative stuff," explained Litton, who is based in Indianapolis, Ind. "The real fact of the matter is that I am pleased to be part of the show. Not everyone has an opportunity to do what I am doing in his or her lifetime. I just have to thank the great people at Wix for giving us that opportunity. We've had plenty of good days. Fate just had this day earmarked as one that we didn't fare so well. We'll be ready for the next event and I'm sure we'll provide a more positive showing."

Litton qualified on the bubble with a 4.839/305.22 and had to face Scelzi in the first round.

Litton outreacted Scelzi on the starting line, but shortly past the 60-foot mark his engine shred the blower belt and slowed to a 7.010/109.47. Scelzi scored the win with a 4.621/311.77.

Part of Litton's Top Fuel program includes the invitation of all Wix Filters corporate personnel to the races. In attendance at Gainesville was Jerry Parker, who serves as the company's District Manager and tech trainer.

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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Series NHRA
Drivers Bruce Litton , Gary Scelzi