The National Hot Rod Association released the following statement today in response to the incident involving Top Fuel racers Steve Torrence and Cameron Ferre last Sunday at the Auto Club Finals at Pomona, California. In it, the NHRA announced its penalties that will be levied against the newly-crowned champion for his role in the altercation.
The following action has been taken against Steve Torrence regarding an incident that occurred during the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on November 17, 2019 regarding an altercation with a fellow competitor. Torrence publicly apologized for his conduct at the season-end awards ceremony on November 18, 2019. Torrence has been fined twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and must complete anger management sessions. The fine will be dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of the Safety Safari. The action is appealable.