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Billy Torrence. (NHRA Photo)

Billy Torrence Won’t Race At NHRA Virginia Nationals

 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.

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