Torrence Racing hyperlinks up with Toyota for 2022
Toyota Racing will broaden its NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Collection presence in 2022 with the addition of Torrence Racing to its lineup.
Steve Torrence and father Billy Torrence will bump the Toyota drivers competing within the High Gasoline class to 5. Toyota Racing additionally has two Humorous Automotive groups.
Steve Torrence is the three-time and defending High Gasoline champion and present factors chief with three races left within the Countdown to the Championship. Torrence has been dominant this yr with 9 wins in 17 occasions. In 263 begins, Torrence has 49 profession wins.
Billy Torrence, on a part-time schedule, has received twice this season and has eight profession wins. He’s fifth within the High Gasoline standings getting into the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
“Torrence Racing is a pacesetter in NHRA competitors, and we sit up for bringing Steve and Billy into the Toyota household in 2022,” mentioned Paul Doleshal, group supervisor, Motorsports and Property, Toyota North America. “We now have unbelievable drivers and group companions within the NHRA panorama. The addition of Steve and Billy Torrence will solely improve that excellent lineup.”
Torrence Racing joins a Toyota Racing lineup that features Kalitta Motorsports, DC Motorsports, and AB Motorsports, which is Antron Brown’s newly established group. Steve and Billy Torrence might be High Gasoline teammates to Doug Kalitta, Shawn Langdon, and Brown, in addition to Humorous Automotive drivers Alexis DeJoria and J.R. Todd.
Assist from Toyota (by way of TRD) will embody tow automobiles, engineering, know-how and trackside help.
“I’ve been blessed to have quite a lot of success in my NHRA profession, however I really feel like this new partnership with Toyota and TRD will solely enhance what Torrence Racing can do on the observe,” Steve Torrence mentioned. “I’ve seen firsthand that the drivers and groups related to Toyota aren’t simply a part of their roster, however a part of a household. They’re a particular producer that places folks first and that’s the kind of partnership our group is worked up to be part of beginning subsequent season.”