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Torrence wins the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster pilot Steve Torrence has won the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at ZMax Dragway. He won with a 3.783 at 323.89 pass.

Torrence defeated Leah Pritchett — who defeated him last weekend at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas — Tony Schumacher and Terry McMillen in the final round. This is his ninth career win, but his first of the 2017 season.

Steve Torrence (Photo by the NHRA)

Steve Torrence (Photo by the NHRA)

“This is the same as winning a race that you had to pedal it every round or you had to win it on holeshots,” Torrence stated. “This is a driver’s race. We race 24 races a year and one of them we race four-wide. It’s completely different when you come in here; you’re mentally challenged.”

This was Torrence’s first win since he defeated J.R. Todd in Las Vegas 2 in the fall of the 2016 season. Torrence went 3.734 compared to Todd’s 3.762.

Despite the loss, Pritchett is the points leader. She has 569 points and leads Tony Schumacher by 34 points.

Schumacher is second with 535 points. Antron Brown — the three-time champion and back-to-back reigning champion — is third with 501 points.

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