Phoenix Bruce Litton First Day Qualifying

CHANDLER, AZ. - Bruce Litton continually refines his combination in the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience Top Fueler and from the looks of it, he's headed in the right direction. The veteran enclosed trailer dealership...

CHANDLER, AZ. - Bruce Litton continually refines his combination in the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience Top Fueler and from the looks of it, he's headed in the right direction. The veteran enclosed trailer dealership owner from Indianapolis, Ind., piloted his dragster to the 12th qualifying position after the first day of qualifications at the NHRA CSK Nationals in Phoenix, AZ.

"This is a good start," explained Litton. "We try to go out and make a sound baseline run on our first attempt and so far, we've been fortunate in the first two events. I'm pleased with our day."

Litton got off to a good start, when most of the other teams were struggling to find the right combination for the Firebird Raceway surface.

He ended the first qualifying session as the fifth quickest fueler out of 20 entries with a 4.737/312.21. Litton has traditionally made quick runs in the first session. At the recently completed NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca., he emerged as a top half qualifier after the first session in the season opener.

Litton maintained consistency in his second qualifying attempt and hammered out a 4.735/310.63.

He feels that his Wix-sponsored entry has plenty more and that he and his crew plan to turn up the wick during Saturday's qualifying sessions.

"I feel like we have more," confided Litton. "We're going to go out there tomorrow and try to run even faster. We'll turn up the wick some, but we're not going to get crazy."

Litton and the rest of the Top Fuel contingent will continue qualifying for the NHRA CSK Nationals in Phoenix, Az., tomorrow at 12 Noon. He will be afforded two more qualifying attempts. Final eliminations are slated for Sunday.

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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