Der Verein hatte nach seinem ersten Jahr rund 25.000 Mitglieder gewonnen; innerhalb von sechs Jahren wuchs diese Zahl auf mehr als 57.000 Mitglieder[2] und die NHRA wurde ein leistungsfähiges Instrument für die Organisation, Förderung und vor allem Weiterentwicklung des in dieser Zeit besonders unter Jugendlichen aufkommenden „Drag Racing“, das damals aus hochgefährlichen "von-Ampel-zu-Ampel-Rennen" bestand, die auf öffentlichen Straßen stattfanden. Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor: Facebook, Twitter, Show more sharing options, Facebook, Twitter: Zuletzt bearbeitet am 23. Steve Torrence likes setting records. He grew up in the industry and always had a goal to work at CAPCO.

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Pipeline contractors often, and fondly, refer to the industry as a family; both because of how closely they work with each other but also because many on the right of way are blood relatives. Steve Torrence gets his first win of the season . She is currently driving an NHRATop Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing. On Monday, he set the record straight. You give the customer a price and a schedule and you make it happen,” Billy says. Steve Torrence, one half of electro-new-jazz chill maestros, F11 Music plays saxophone, trumpet, flute, granite drum and the didgeridoo, recording at their granite and bamboo mountain hideaway in … Sie werden von der NHRA für die Dauer der Veranstaltung engagiert und für ihre Zeit und ihren Aufwand entschädigt.

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Steve Torrence J.R. Todd Tanner Gray Matt Smith 2019 Steve Torrence Robert Hight Erica Enders-Stevens Andrew Hines Quelle: NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing Series. CAPCO Contractors Inc. is not only the sponsor of two cars, but the drivers, Billy and Steve Torrence, are the owners of CAPCO Contractors. Die NHRA wurde im Mai 1951 in Kalifornien von Wally Parks, dem Herausgeber des in den USA überaus populären „Hot Rod Magazine“ und selbst Rennfahrer, gegründet um "Sicherheit, Sportlichkeit und Gemeinschaft unter Hot Roddern zu fördern". CAPCO Contractors Inc. is not only the sponsor of two cars, but the drivers, Billy and Steve Torrence, are the owners of CAPCO Contractors. : Notfallsanitäter) zur Verfügung. Leah Christine Pruett (formerly Leah Pritchett, born May 26, 1988 in Redlands, California) is an American drag racer, currently driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing after previously being employed at Bob Vandergriff Racing before the company closed in April 2016. Torrence publicly apologized for his conduct at the season-end awards ceremony on … NHRA. The 61-year-old Torrence — even though his duties have shifted to the project procurement and estimating end — still enjoys getting out on the right of way and the camaraderie of the pipelining community. Many of CAPCO’s key positions are filled with people who started at the company more than 20 years ago. “This is what I wanted to do. In diesem Verband sind etwa 40.000 Fahrer in verschiedenen „Divisions“ organisiert, womit die NHRA laut Eigenaussage die größte Motorsportorganisation der Welt ist. An der Strecke stehen auch Rettungshubschrauber zur Verfügung, mit denen schwerverletzte Personen bei Bedarf in örtliche Krankenhäuser oder Traumazentren gebracht werden können. In honor of his father's birthday and the 25th anniversary of Capco Contractors, two-time Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence located and restored father Billy's first welding truck, which he calls " a symbol of the beginning" of his father's incredible career and family legacy. READ MORE: Torrence Racing Finds Success at the Drag Strip.

Rennfahrer dieser Kategorie müssen Mitglieder der NHRA sein, die Beiträge zahlen müssen, bevor sie an einer NHRA-Veranstaltung teilnehmen dürfen. For the elder Torrence, starting his own business was in play from the time he was a young boy. Bringing new people into the industry, however, is a challenge and both Billy and Steve know that to continue to be successful and grow you need new high-quality people to fill the ranks. Artist descriptions on are editable by everyone. [1][4][5][6] Her first career national event win on the professional level came February 28, 2016 at the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Arizona, defeating Brittany Force in the first all-female final round in Top Fuel since 1982. of 3.631 seconds, and a best speed of 334.15 miles per hour, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 04:49. All aspects of pipeline construction, including boring and hydrostatic testing equipment and personnel, Turnkey installation of compressor and pump stations, Gas plant/refinery construction and maintenance, All facets of safety including training, instruction & consultations, Team Effort: Torrence Family Finds Success on the Right of Way… and the Drag Strip. [5] Sobald die Veranstaltung beginnt, wird die Hauptmannschaft durch zusätzliche Mitarbeiter verstärkt, um die Strecke jeden Morgen vorzubereiten, und sie vor, während und nach jeder Rennsitzung in optimalem Zustand zu halten. Mike Kezdi is associate editor at North American Oil & Gas Pipelines. Die Bemühungen der NHRA, das Image des Hot Rodder zu verbessern, umfassten sogar eine Reihe von Kurzfilmen wie zum Beispiel The Cool Hot Rod (1953), in denen „ein krimineller Teenager erfährt, dass ein rücksichtsloses Kid in einem alten Schrotthaufen überhaupt kein Hot Rodder ist“. When Billy was younger, his dad worked as a superintendent for a road building contractor and then started his own company completing a variety of construction work. I have a front row seat to watch a good young man take his swing at the business. Steve is Billy’s son and the 2018 Mello Yello NHRA Top Fuel Champion. Die NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing Series besteht aus sieben „Divisions“: Northeast, Southeast, North Central, South Central, West Central, Northwest, und Pacific. 1 qualifying positions Saturday at Fallnationals, Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel Traxxas Nitro Shootout, Capps, Torrence, Skillman and Tonglet take NHRA honors in Joliet, Torrence, Wilkerson And J. Coughlin Jr. secured No. There is rarely a lack of oil and gas work in the company’s neck of the woods and the company has seen steady growth since its formation. Steve notes that the challenge is educating people about the jobs available. Subscribe to North American Oil & Gas Pipelines (Print or Digital), To better serve our many subscribers that are working from home during this time, we are offering digital issues of North American Oil and Gas Pipelines. I enjoy that too.”. This is the case — on both fronts — for a “little old” family-owned contracting firm out of Henderson, Texas. It’s a young man’s game, and he’s taken hold of it and taken some of the responsibility off of me. At 20, Billy became a pipeline welder — fell in love with pipelining work — and at 30 he began working for construction companies as a general superintendent. Pruett is also the only female champion in the short history of the class. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In some instances, some 22-year-old kid may be able to get into the equipment and be a better operator than some guy who has been on one for 20 years.”.

Feel free to contribute! As a family owned company we understand the importance of a quality work environment. We’re blessed to have a good, talented and strong team,” Billy says.

collapse. It’s gratifying to see him come up and enjoy what he gets to do every day,” Billy says. Five years later, he started CAPCO. Diese EMTs stammen normalerweise aus der Stadt oder dem County (Landkreis), in dem die Veranstaltung stattfindet, sind also gut vernetzt. It was the summer of 1980 and Billy Torrence was just a 22-year-old young buck trying to make it in the oil and gas business welding pipe. Von 1975 bis 2000 war die amerikanische Zigarettenmarke Winston titelgebender Sponsor.

Let us know what you think of the website. Das Hauptaugenmerk der NHRA liegt zwar auf den PRO-Klassen, die in der landesweiten Top Division antreten, aber die Mehrheit der Dragster-Fahrer sind Amateure (Sportsman). She was married to Gary Pritchett, who is a crewmember for NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Steve Torrence. Internet Explorer is no longer supported on

(Typisch für diese Zeit auf einem, im Zweiten Weltkrieg errichteten Trainingsflugplatz. READ MORE: Torrence Racing Finds Success at the Drag Strip Diese Rennen zählen zu verschiedenen Meisterschaftswertungen wie der Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, der Summit Racing Equipment Racing Series und der NHRA Jr. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Like his father, Steve says that he has always enjoyed the pipeliner culture and camaraderie. Leah Christine Pruett (formerly Leah Pritchett, born May 26, 1988 in Redlands, California) is an American drag racer, currently driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing after previously being employed at Bob Vandergriff Racing before the company closed in April 2016. Just before the call for this interview the two were working on bid specs for a 24-in. Steve Torrence (white car) and Billy Torrence (black car) go head-to-head at an NHRA Mello Yello national event. on 14 October 2009, 10:19am. In order to have the best experience, please upgrade to a more modern browser.

Sie förderten die Einbeziehung von Erwachsenen wie „auto shop teachers“ (den Werklehrern an den Highschools, wo das „Autobasteln“ in AGs angeboten wurde) und Werkstattbesitzern. This is the case — on both fronts — for a “little old” family-owned contracting firm out of Henderson, Texas. Das Hot Rod Magazine und die NHRA arbeiteten eng zusammen, um die breite Öffentlichkeit und insbesondere die Polizei davon zu überzeugen, dass es einen Unterschied zwischen Hot Roddern und rücksichtslosen Straßenrennfahrern gab. Rennserien in den USA und Kanada durchführt. Die Arbeiter verwenden Handschaber, Lötlampen, eine am Traktor montierte Kehrmaschine und eine große Staubsauger-Kehrmaschine, um überschüssigen Gummi zu entfernen und die Oberfläche zu optimieren. One of those areas is equipment procurement – and like many aspects of the pipeline industry – it’s based on long-standing relationships. A new version of is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Leah Pritchett is an American drag racer. “I have enjoyed having Steve grow up here and work at the business for all of his life. Pruett also won the 2010 Nostalgia Funny Car title in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, Has a career best E.T. The family business and racing defines Steve Torrence, who has won five of 13 races and is 33-8 on Sundays in his breakout year. NHRA Top Fuel regular Steve Torrence has a … The company was founded in 1995 with only 12 employees and a small office and job site trailer.