Phoenix Bruce Litton Final Report

PHOENIX, AZ. - It's almost as if Bruce Litton and Kenny Bernstein have a magnet that seems to keep drawing them together in the first round of eliminations. However, it's the same story on a different day as Litton dropped another tough match ...

PHOENIX, AZ. - It's almost as if Bruce Litton and Kenny Bernstein have a magnet that seems to keep drawing them together in the first round of eliminations. However, it's the same story on a different day as Litton dropped another tough match against the former NHRA/Winston Champion in the first round of eliminations at the Checker, Schuck's - Kragen Nationals in Phoenix, Az.

The Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience dragster began eliminations from the ninth spot, while Bernstein was .005 quicker at the eighth spot.

There's such a thing as an ugly race and if a poll were conducted, this one would have ranked at the top.

They duo served as the first pair out in eliminations greatly resembled a Sixties-style smoker.

Litton was off of the line first and Bernstein went up in smoke about 200 feet out.

The Indianapolis, Ind.-based driver appeared to be on course for the win, when he also went up in smoke. Bernstein got on the throttle only to generate more smoke and Litton did likewise, shredded the blower belt in the process. Bernstein assumed the lead at the eighth-mile mark and won win a 5.950/239.19.

The next event for the Wix Filters-sponsored team will be the IHRA Prolong Winternationals in Darlington, SC., March 9 -11.

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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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 , Kenny Bernstein