By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The NHRA has announced their decision on the Steve Torrence-Cameron Ferré situation. Torrence has been hit with a fine.
The 2019 Top Fuel Champion had a shoving incident with Ferré. The incident happened on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, California.
After Ferré deep staged Torrence in their first-round qualifying session, the Kilgore, Texas native went and attacked Ferré in the top end. The two were talking and then Torrence shoved the Huntington Beach, California native’s face.
While the incident was a black eye for the sport, it gave the governing body a lot of publicity. He has since apologized for his actions several times, including at the season-ending awards ceremony on Nov. 18.
The governing body announced a $25,000 fine for Torrence’s actions on NHRARacer.com on Friday. Their statement also said that Torrence has to go through anger management classes.
When the fine is paid — if it hasn’t already been paid — will go to the NHRA Safety Safari. He can appeal it.