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Tuttle Motorsports Bio
In 2008, Alan brings his razor sharp driving skills and fan friendly personality to the Tuttle Motorsports team owned by businessman Dexter Tuttle.
Dexter Tuttle, Team Owner
The Tuttle Motorsports owned team owned by Dexter Tuttle showed some improvement from their first initial outing in Dallas.
In qualifying, Millican driving Dexter Tuttle's Parts Plus / Liquid MPG Top Fuel Dragster qualified in the 15th position with a 4.05 at 250 MPH. But that didn't stop Millican, Tuttle and crew chief Jimmy Walsh from coming up with a strategy for a quicker tuneup to get past the potent Matco Tools car. (Concord N.C.) Clay Millican driving Dexter Tuttle's Parts Plus - Liquid MPG Top Fuel Dragster competed at the NHRA Four Wide Nationals, April 11-13. Phoenix - After a great start to the season at the NHRA Winternationals, Clay Millican driving Dexter Tuttle's Parts Plus / Liquid MPG Top Fuel Dragster fought traction at the Car Quest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. Millican and Tuttle Have an Exciting Debut at the (Pomona) Clay Millican made his debut in Dexter Tuttle's Parts Plus - Liquid MPG Top Fuel Dragster at the season opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals. By all accounts the Winternationals was a dramatic new start for Tuttle, Millican and the return of former crew chief Jimmy Walsh.
Team owner Dexter Tuttle made the call for Millican to sit out Friday's first qualifying session so they "could catch up on things."
Team owner Dexter Tuttle and crew chief Jimmy Walsh will likely dial the Parts Plus car back a bit in an effort to send Millican all the way down to track in order to qualify.
Tuttle Motorsports News 08
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 11, 2008) -- Steve Torrence, NHRA's 2005 Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion, has been named to replace Alan Bradshaw as the driver of the Vis Viva "Living Force Energy" Top Fuel Dragster owned by Dexter Tuttle.
Torrence previously drove for Tuttle as teammate to J.R. Todd for the final 3 events of 2006. "Having worked with Dexter in the past, I know the kind of team that he runs and I can't wait to get back in his car. I'm also excited to be representing Dexter's sponsor, Vis Viva Energy. Tuttle is also optimistic about the change. "Steve really is the perfect choice for this team," Tuttle said. "Every team has chemistry issues from time to time, and I guess it was just our turn," Tuttle said. I also set my career best E.T. and speed in Chicago, which held up until this season when I came over here to drive for Dexter Tuttle. With a special tribute to the late Darrell Russell on the side of the car, it was the perfect time for Bradshaw to get his first round win with his new team, owned by Dexter Tuttle. "Dexter decided it just didn't make sense to change a car that had won races the year before. "Honestly I had total confidence in Dexter Tuttle and Tony Shortall and the guys to get the job done. The good news is Dexter provides us all we need to continue to do battle, and our guys are always quick to provide me the best car possible every time we bring our hotrod to the starting line" Driving for Dexter Tuttle is new for me this year, and with only three races behind us, the team is really starting to gel. "They are a new company, and I'm a new driver for Dexter Tuttle so we are both underdogs in our respective industries. It's a privilege to drive for Dexter Tuttle, Tony Shortall and the boys. When you take the commitment and expertise of Dexter Tuttle and combine that with the talented Crew Chief, Tony Shortall and an awesome crew, the competition "We weren't chasing an Evan Knoll sponsorship, he just called us," Tuttle recalled. Tuttle, a successful business man and veteran team owner, has been watching, reading Internet stories and reactions and has some insight of his own. "Evan's whole thing is about helping the part-time drivers and their teams," said Tuttle. Tuttle, meanwhile, has found a company interested in sponsoring his Top Fuel team this year. Worsham and Tuttle Announce Alliance for 2008 Season ORANGE, Calif. (December 26, 2007) -- Del Worsham, owner/driver/tuner of the Checker, Schuck's, Kragen Funny Car, and Dexter Tuttle, owner/tuner of the Top Fuel Dragster that will be driven by Alan Bradshaw during the 2008 NHRA POWERade season, have announced they will work together in '08, forming a racing alliance. Tuttle, who led driver J.R. Todd to five race victories over the past two years, has named Bradshaw to drive his Top Fuel machine next season, and the team expects to attend at least 15 races, though they will continue to pursue additional sponsor funding. Tuttle reiterated his plans to take Bradshaw and his team to about 15 events in '08, while also emphasizing that those plans are subject to change. "We're always looking and talking to potential sponsors, so that's a fluid situation," Tuttle said. Tuttle also believes the alliance will benefit his new driver, who earned his Top Fuel license in 2005. In 2008, Alan brings his razor sharp driving skills and fan friendly personality to the Tuttle Motorsports team owned by businessman Dexter Tuttle. Alan Bradshaw, has been selected to drive the Tuttle Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster by team owner Dexter Tuttle. Dexter Tuttle, Team Owner