Pomona Bruce Litton Thursday Notes

POMONA, CA. - All it took was one run for Bruce Litton to establish himself as a contender at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. The veteran Top Fuel racer, who resides in Indianapolis, Ind., stepped forward and claimed the fourth...

POMONA, CA. - All it took was one run for Bruce Litton to establish himself as a contender at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. The veteran Top Fuel racer, who resides in Indianapolis, Ind., stepped forward and claimed the fourth spot in the Wix Filters Top Fuel Dragster presented by The Top Dragster Driving Experience.

Litton was hoping for a good baseline on his first run. Understandably, he got more than he asked for.

"That was great for all of us," explained Litton. "We wanted to go out there and make a good run and just find a baseline. I knew we'd do well, but this was more than I was expecting. I'm happy and when we make our second attempt, we'll try to step it up some more tomorrow."

Litton, who plans to attend several stops on the NHRA/Winston Championship Drag Racing tour, pushed his machine to a clean 4.804/288.33. He ended up as the fourth quickest among 19 entries.

He's looking forward to his second shot and the opportunity to participate in the final eliminations for the first time in his career within the NHRA Top Fuel ranks.

Litton and the rest of the Top Fuel contingent will continue qualifying for the NHRA AUTOZONE Winternationals tomorrow at 3 PM, PST. He will have two more attempts on Saturday. 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.

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