Torrence wins fifth straight event at zMAX

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Steve Torrence is nearly unbeatable at Four-Wide racing. He has won six of the past seven unique events.

The Capco Contractors Top Fuel Dragster pilot won the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. Torrence has won five straight events at zMAX.

Steve Torrence celebrates with his NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Wally (Photo by the NHRA/Twitter)

He defeated Brittany Force, Antron Brown, and Josh Hart in the final quad. The Kilgore, Texas native went 3.716 at 329.10 mph to claim the Wally.

“At first, admittedly, I was not a fan of the four-wide but (track owner) Bruton Smith and Marcus, thank you guys, I love it,” Torrence said. “I mean, we do well I don’t know why but I like to keep doing it. It’s the only thing that I’ve got a winning record, and so I’m proud of that. It makes us as a driver step up more, I think that it takes you out of your body, your wheelhouse of thinking makes you concentrate and focus a lot more.”

This is Torrence’s fourth straight Four-Wide national event win.

The Four-Wide national events are done for the 2021 season. These unique events will not return until April 2022 in Las Vegas.

Torrence is the first repeat winner in Top Fuel this season. He also won the DENSO Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hart and Brown also won races in the class this season.

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