National Drag Racing Association
Dodge NHRA Nationals
September 12 – 16, 2018
Not even Hurricane Florence could shut down the kick off to the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. Teams from all over the nation weathered the coming storm and headed out to Reading, PA for the 2018 Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The wet weather created challenges for the teams traveling to the race and for the crews once they got to the infamous track. Everyone was on their A-game.
Team Litton racing were ready to build on their already strong partnership with Worsham Racing in the Top Fuel category. Driver Litton and Co-Crew Chiefs Chuck and Del Worsham, along with crew members James, Todd, Mike and Brian, made plans to hit the track early and get a shot at qualifying deep in the first rounds of competition on Friday afternoon.
The weekend got off to a shaky start for the Team during the first run. In Q1, Driver Litton was up in smoke right at the hit. Per Chief Del Worsham, “I am very disappointed with the tires. We need to dig into that.” The pressure was on for the next round of qualifying to get the Litton Financial Dragster into the big show. Driver Litton was straight down the groove with 3.908 @ 298 MPH clenching the 13th spot in the qualifying order and taking the Team into Sunday’s elimination rounds.
The first elimination match-up placed Driver Litton against Steve Torrence. Despite a great reaction time, Litton fell to points leader Torrence. “Steve is a great competitor and number one in the points for a reason. We will keep trying,” said Driver Litton.