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



May 17, 2013 -- Lee Beard is settling into his new role as crew chief of Steve Torrence’s Torrence Racing/Capco Contractors Inc. Top Fuel dragster, and it was on display during Friday’s two qualifying runs for Sunday’s Kansas Nationals Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Heartland Park Topeka.

The wily tuner, who joined the team last week at Atlanta, showed his expertise on Torrence’s first lap, which took 3.849 seconds at 317.27 mph to go the 1,000 feet.   

Torrence came back in the final session and ran even quicker – 3.822 at 317.72 mph – that put him 10th in the provisional lineup.

“We are continuing to improve,” said Torrence.  “We wanted to run a little quicker than what we did, but we are pleased with the way everything is working out.  We have two more runs on Sunday to see how much better we can be.”

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