By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Steve Torrence will have to get his father something special for Father’s Day. However, it will not be a Wally.
The younger Torrence defeated the older Torrence on Sunday at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas. With the win in the 31st annual Menard’s NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, the younger Torrence has won five straight races.
The younger Torrence went 3.750 at 326.16 mph for the win. The older Torrence went 3.768 at 326.00 mph in the losing effort.
Torrence is on a two-month win streak, including winning in back-to-back weekends. The NHRA has two more stops in this four in a row in Bristol, Tennessee and Norwalk, Ohio.
Besides winning in Topeka, Kansas, Torrence also won the Route 66 NHRA Nationals last weekend. He also won the Virginia NHRA Nationals, the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals, and the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
The younger Torrence was 5-0 against his father in previous events. However, this was the first-time that they had faced each other in the final rounds.
The older Torrence had the starting line advantage. However, the younger Torrence was able to make up that difference by the 250-foot mark.
The younger Torrence never trailed after getting the lead. He won by 0.0081 seconds, or approx. 4 feet.
This is the younger Torrence’s 32nd career win.