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Steve Torrence Takes Hunt for Title Points to Thunder Valley

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Plus, when & where you can find this weekend’s Thunder Valley action on TV

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.”

Next: Points rankings … (more…)


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

June 15, 2010 Press Release from Bristol, TN

Bristol Dragway is known around the country as Thunder Valley and 2009 Full Throttle Funny Car champion Robert Hight wants to bring his own brand of thunder to the historic race track this weekend.

Hight has already posted some impressive personal records in 2010 including three wins in a row, leading the Full Throttle points and currently having a three race streak of No. 1 qualifiers to his credit. For Hight the season is not about records it is about maintaining a level of domination that he did not have in 2009.

“Last season we struggled. I didn’t qualify in Bristol and that hurt. The year before I was one round away from going to the final and then to not qualify last year hurt us. We kept struggling all last season until we started turning it around before Indy. This year I want to dominate all season and we have been running great lately,” said Hight, a four time finalist in 2010.

Hight’s secret weapon … (more…)