After a dominating season where Steve Torrence won 11 of 20 events, he has captured his 4th straight NHRA Top Fuel championship.
“I never could have imagined winning one championship to be honest with you, and to be up here with those Capco boys that have taken me to the front, they are the reason that we get these. And I just get to sit in the best race car at the place," said Torrence.
“A lot of respect goes out to Brittany Force and Mac Savage, and David Grubnic because they're awesome! Bad, bad hombres over there, and they turned it on when it needed to. Richard Hogan and Bobby Lagana and every one of them bad-to-the-bone Capco boys stood tall when they needed to. I don't know how we got here, but it's nothing short than the grace of the good Lord. My family, my mom and dad that have supported my dream all my life, my wife and my baby girl. You know, we have one of those it changes your whole perspective on everything and I'm glad that we were able to get it done for her first year here. She's seven months old, and she's got more trophies and most people out here and the world championship, so just unbelievable today, unbelievable weekend. Thanks for everybody who supported us. This is unreal,” Torrence added.
Torrence, at the wheel of his vaunted black and red Richard Hogan-tuned Capco Contractors dragster, led the championship points race almost from the beginning of the season, assuming the points lead after a victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas in April, at the second race of the year.
Torrence held the lead for the next 13 events and winning at the NTK NGK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte; the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston; the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio; the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Northern California; the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.; and the Dodge//SRT NHRA U. S. Nationals in Indianapolis to lock up the top seed in the Countdown to the Championship.
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