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Steve Torrence earns No. 1 seeding in top-fuel elimination rounds at Winternationals

Steve Torrence earns No. 1 seeding in top-fuel elimination rounds at Winternationals

Top-fuel driver Steve Torrence couldn't help but give Tony Schumacher a good-natured stare down and smirk after zooming past him in Saturday's final qualifying session at the Circle K National Hot Rod Assn. Winternationals.

"It was pretty cool to be running against Schumacher and show him how it's done," Torrence said, jokingly.

Torrence's time of 3.703 seconds clinched the No. 1 seed for Sunday's elimination rounds in Pomona. It was the first time he has won the qualifier at Auto Club Raceway.

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