MADISON, IL. - When a Top Fuel racer wins a race and leaves with less than the guy he beat in the final round, it could mean one of two things. Either the rules need to change or the driver needs to go back to work on his combination. Bruce Litton...
MADISON, IL. - When a Top Fuel racer wins a race and leaves with less than the guy he beat in the final round, it could mean one of two things. Either the rules need to change or the driver needs to go back to work on his combination. Bruce Litton chooses to believe the latter. The veteran Top Fuel driver of the Wix Filters presented by the Top Dragster Driving Experience has decided to use the NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals hosted by Gateway International Raceway in Fairmont City, IL., to get back into his groove. After the first day of qualifications, he stands in the ninth position with a 5.088/217.74 after one run to his credit.
Litton won an IHRA event the week prior to the event in Madison, but the end result was costly as he wasted two engines, lost 30 total points, had a run thrown out and had to forfeit $500. In most every problem, the dark clouds have a silver lining. He won the event.
"I am happy to be back on the NHRA tour," explained Litton, whose business is located across the street from Indianapolis Raceway Park. "We were doing well at the first part of the season, but when business obligations forced us to have to sit out a few events, it really hit our combination. Maybe this weekend, we can get it all back on track."
Litton missed the first session, but came out in the second and delivered a run that was good enough to land him into the ninth spot after the first day of qualifications. The veteran driver clicked it early with a 5.088/217.74.
He will be afforded two more laps to improve his position in the sixteen-car field. Final eliminations are slated for Saturday.