NHRA Fines Steve Torrence $25,000

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NHRA officials have fined Steve Torrence $25,000 following an incident at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)
NHRA officials have fined Steve Torrence $25,000 following an incident at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

POMONA, Calif. – The National Hot Rod Ass’n has fined NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence $25,000 for an incident that took place during the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Nov. 17.

Torrence was involved in a post-race incident following the first round of Top Fuel eliminations with his opponent Cameron Ferre, which saw Torrence push Ferre’s face away from him with his hand.

Torrence, who would go on to clinch his second-straight Top Fuel title later in the day, was upset because Ferre deep staged against Torrence during their first round race during eliminations.

The $25,000 fine will be to enhancing the capabilities of the Safety Safari. Torrence, who apologized for his conduct during the NHRA Awards Banquet on Nov. 18, must also complete anger management sessions as part of the penalty.