Drag Racer Wins Despite A Wild Day At The Track



If you think you’ve ever had a crazy day, take a look at Top Fuel drag racer, Steve Torrence’s latest race day. Steve started the day as the NHRA Top Fuel points leader but crossed the finish line of his first run on fire and sideways. He lost his left rear tire and flew into the wall, which sent him across the drag strip. He still walked away unhurt and with the win.

But it didn’t stop there! In the following race his backup car exploded and he lost the semifinal. Talk about a rough day, you can watch all his events unfold on PowerNationTV.com

This week on PowerNation Katie welcomes hot rod builder Steve Legens of Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee. And with him a gorgeous 1960 Ford truck! One very interesting change Steve’s team made to the pickup was to the side trim; Ford never ran it down the entire side, but now that long strip of chrome trim looks fantastic.

They dropped in a Coyote engine with a Borla fuel injection making about 510 horsepower. The Schott Wheels are a nice touch. There’s no missing the custom PPG red paint they call “Cardinal Red” because owner Jeff Perkins is a huge Cardinal’s fan! Inside distressed Pecan color leather seats and a Tan interior, plus with stock gauges give the truck that vintage look. One beautifully restored truck inside and out, front to back. Check it out this week on PowerNation.