The decision to contend for a berth in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship is taking Steve Torrence to some new race sites, including Bristol Dragway, home to the Thunder Valley Nationals, Friday through Sunday.
While it is Torrence’s initial Top Fuel appearance, those making the tuning decisions have a vast performance notebook for the track Bruton Smith carved out of the East Tennessee mountains.
“I’m looking forward to racing there,” said Torrence, driver of the Torrence Racing/Tuttle Motorsports dragster. “We do have a good race car now. Dexter (Tuttle, team owner and tuner) and co-crew chiefs Richard Hogan and Kevin Poynter are working well together. The car has been running consistently and it is going to get better. We just need to win more rounds.”
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