RICHMOND, Va. – Torrence Racing will not field a second Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster this weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park as they originally planned.
With the lack of sufficient racing resources to support a two-car effort, Torrence Racing scratched the 11,000-horsepower hybrid that was scheduled to be driven by Capco founder and CEO Billy Torrence, father of four-time reigning series champion and two-time Richmond winner Steve Torrence.
Despite a resume that includes eight victories and a trio of top five finishes in the Top Fuel driver standings, the elder Torrence never has raced full-time at the professional level.
Billy Torrence has been racing on a part-time basis this season at two events – the Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla., and the Spring Nationals at Houston.
He remains one round win shy of 100 in a Top Fuel career in which he has made 75 starts, never failing to qualify. It is uncertain when he next will compete in either Top Fuel or Super Comp, a category in which he also has won at the national event level.