By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Steve Torrence has been competing with the dominating Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel dragsters this season. On Sunday afternoon, Torrence won the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
This is Torrence’s fourth win this season, which is a career-high. He won with a 3.743 at 331.45 mph pass in his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster. He defeated Mac Tools dragster pilot Doug Kalitta, who was in the final round at his home track.
Torrence won with a hole shot despite Kalitta going 3.736 at 331.36 mph. The Texan has won two of the past three races, as he also won two weeks ago at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ on June 11th.
“I knew I left good on the tree, but I could tell it would just be a coin toss who got it and fortunately, I was able to come out ahead,” Torrence said. “It’s been a great season so far and we are hoping to keep this momentum going. We just need to keep our head down and work hard so that we can reach our goals as a team.”
Prior to this final round, Kalitta held a 12-9 advantage over the Texan. Each driver had won once against each other in the final round.
Torrence had the starting line advantage and was able to get the very close win. He won by 0.0049 seconds, or approx. 2 feet.
This is Torrence’s 12th career win.
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