Bill Horton has been involved with the sport of drag racing since the age of ten. He went to his first race in 1968, and soon became one of the track photographers at Connecticut Dragway. Through his teens and twenties, he worked crewing for various cars including Rick Wolf's Tempus Fugit Barracuda. In 1989, Bill attended the Hawley School at Gainesville Raceway and ordered his first dragster. That car was campaigned through 1998, attaining several top ten points finishes and winning the 1995 Super Chevy show at New England Dragway. Bill's second ride was a 7 second Dan Page dragster (pictured) which was a consistent top ten points finisher at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Bill sold the car in 2010 to keep up with a growing business. Currently Bill is the lead announcer at Lebanon Valley Dragway and still takes pictures.
Bill has worked in the insurance industry since 1984, mostly as a licensed insurance agent. When he built his first car, he became acutely aware of the lack of choices there were for insuring drag racing cars. In 1991, he approached Aetna Insurance Company with the idea of insuring drag cars, bringing two executives to the races to observe the cars and how things were run. Later that year, the first policies were written through Aetna. When Aetna pulled out of the property insurance business, Bill moved the program to Great American Insurance Company, which remains the underwriter for the program 30 years later. Today, the Drag Racer's Insurance Program is one of the nations largest and fastest growing insurance programs for Sportsman and Professional drag racers. Bill, who also taught insurance courses for 20 years at the University of Connecticut, is one of the nation’s experts on insurance drag racing equipment and has made many presentations on that subject.
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