For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Sherk, jlsherk@aol.com/360-981-4806, mobile



May 18, 2012 -- The beat goes on for Steve Torrence, who produced Friday night’s second-quickest qualifying run for Sunday’s Dollar General Summit Nationals in ideal conditions.

Torrence’s black Torrence Racing/Capco Contractors Inc. Top Fuel dragster picked up the front wheels and bolted from the starting line on the way to a 3.797-second, 320.51-mph lap that put him into the top spot for about three minutes.  Antron Brown moved ahead with a 3.797 at 324.98.

“Our car continues to run well, and that’s what we want,” said Torrence, who has started second in his last two events.  “We are focused on making consistent runs, and Richard (Hogan, crew chief) and the crew continue to do great job. 

“We want to show everyone that we are out here to stay and our win at Atlanta (two weeks ago) was no fluke.  It feels real good to have a competitive car that can run with anyone out there.”

Torrence began the day with a 3.875 at 311.05 run that was fourth quickest.

Hogan will use Saturday’s two runs to work on the race day tune-up.

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