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June 16, 2012 -- Steve Torrence goes after his second consecutive Top Fuel victory Sunday in the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

This time, he hopes to put the special Capco/Montana Express dragster into the winner’s circle.  The new look is to honor the late John Mitchell, who helped several top racers get their careers started.

Torrence was sixth-quickest Saturday when qualifying concluded.  His best time of 3.840 seconds at 318.02 mph came during the Friday night session. 

The Torrence Racing/Capco Contractors dragster was off the pace on its two Saturday attempts.  “We just didn’t run like we wanted to,” he said.  “We’ll be working hard to make sure everything is ready for Sunday’s eliminations.”

He meets Clay Millican (3.870 at 314.61 mph) in the opening round.

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