Bruce Litton Drop Tough First Round Encounter Opposite Kenny Bernstein POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton gave former NHRA/Winston Champion Kenny Bernstein all he could handle in the first round of eliminations at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in...
Bruce Litton Drop Tough First Round Encounter Opposite Kenny Bernstein
POMONA, CA. - Bruce Litton gave former NHRA/Winston Champion Kenny Bernstein all he could handle in the first round of eliminations at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca., but fell a little short at the finish line. The veteran enclosed trailer dealer from Indianapolis, Ind., driving the Wix Filters fueler presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience bulbed Bernstein and led him for much of the race.
Litton was plenty happy to be part of final eliminations.
"We wanted to come in here and put forth a good showing for Wix Filters," explained Litton. "We might have lost in the first round of eliminations, but we let the rest of the field know that we are capable of running tough."
Litton was seeded eleventh in the program and that ranking paired him opposite the seventh quickest entry piloted by Bernstein. He knew that he had to leave on Bernstein and did so with a .015 advantage. However, the deficit wasn't enough to fend off Bernstein, who took the win light with a 4.689/314.53. Litton posted an admirable 4.754/312.06 in the losing effort.
The team will participate in the next NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing event in three weeks in Phoenix, Az., for the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals presented by Pennzoil, February 24 - 27.
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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