By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Despite being delayed from Robert Hight’s crash, Capco Contractors Top Fuel Dragster Pilot Steve Torrence has won back-to-back races. He won the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois on Sunday.
Torrence, who also won the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. last Sunday, went 3.770 at 323.66 Mohnton to win his second straight Countdown to the Championship Wally. Great Clips/Parts Plus Top Fuel Dragster Pilot Clay Millican was the runner-up after he went 3.798 at 320.28 mph.
“This is going to be a really hard-fought war,” Torrence stated. “I couldn’t have a better group of guys to be backing me up. I’m blessed and fortunate to be a part of that team right there and not drop the ball. I’m very confident going forward and this is all we could’ve asked for to start the Countdown.”
Prior to this final round, Torrence had a 9-8 advantage over Millican. However, this was the first-time that they faced each other in a final round.
Torrence had the starting line advantage. He then never trailed against Millican after building the early lead.
The Kilgore, Texas native won by 0.0685 seconds over the Drummonds, Tennessee native. Torrence won by approximately 32 feet.
This is Torrence’s seventh Wally on the season. In addition, it is his 23rd Wally in his career.
Torrence has now 15 Wally’s over the past two seasons.
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