National Drag Racing Association
AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals
September 21 – 23, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Litton Racing and the Worsham Racing team were off and running once again after a great weekend in Reading, PA. They headed straight to St. Louis for the National Hot Rod Association’s AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals held at the Gateway Motorsports Park on September 21st – 23rd.
Driver Bill Litton with Co-Crew Chiefs Chuck and Del Worsham and crew members James, Todd, Mike, Ray, Kenny, Troy, Glenn and Trey had their focus on achieving their goal of getting a Top Fuel win for the 2018 Mellow Yellow Series.
Driver Litton made his first pass of the weekend in Q3 with a smooth run straight down the groove clocking in 3.92 @ 310 MPH. Things were looking great for the first run of the weekend and the team was feeling confident. “Every race we go out there, there is so much to learn and each race is making the team more comfortable” per Chief Worsham. It was on to the first round of eliminations for Driver Litton and team.
Another race, another match up with heavy weight Steve Torrence. Driver Torrence is the defending event champion and Team Litton knew they would need to pull out all the tricks to get a win. After a great showing in qualifying the Team was hopeful. It was not the normal burn out for the Litton Racing Dragster in E1. An issue with the clutch caused the car to not go into reverse. “Even with a bit of a struggle getting the car pushed back by the crew, Bill got out of the hole well. He stayed calm and was dialed in at the tree,” said Crew member James.