St Louis: Bruce Litton final report

MADISON, IL. - Bruce Litton remains confident that his first round win will come soon in NHRA Winston competition. His latest disappointment came during this weekend's Sears Craftsman Nationals hosted by Gateway International Raceway in...

MADISON, IL. - Bruce Litton remains confident that his first round win will come soon in NHRA Winston competition. His latest disappointment came during this weekend's Sears Craftsman Nationals hosted by Gateway International Raceway in Madison, IL. However, Litton isn't terribly disappointed with the outcome. The driver of the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience Top Fueler contends that he may have lost in the opening round, but his team gained valuable data from previous runs.

"We knew that going into this event that testing data was going to be our most valuable asset that we would leave with," explained Litton, who competes on both the NHRA and IHRA circuits simultaneously. "We've had better showings than the one we experienced here in Madison, but we'll accept this and move on and hopefully the next outing will provide better results."

Because Litton was hoping to gain data on a particular combination, he was running his entry on a 25% overdrive maximum, which classified him at a disadvantage against the regular NHRA competition. NHRA rules have no limitation on overdrive percentage.

Litton smoked the tires and coasted to a 6.388/135.52 and dropped the match to Bob Vandergriff, Jr.

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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Series NHRA
Drivers Bruce Litton , Bob Vandergriff