Bristol Pre-Race Report

Bristol Pre-Race Report

October 13, 2021

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Event 18 of 20
Countdown Event 5 of 7
Bristol Dragway
Bristol, Tenn. 
Oct. 15 - 17, 2021

Driver of the Sparkling Ice Spiked Top Fuel Dragster
Leah Pruett


Countdown to the Championship standing: 6th

Bristol Event Highlights:

  • 2017 event runner-up

2020 Bristol Recap:
N/A, canceled due to COVID-19

2019 Bristol Recap:
Qualified No. 2; First round exit (defeated by Lex Joon in E1)

Last Event (Dallas):
Qualified 11th; First round exit (defeated by Josh Hart in E1)

Career Statistics:
169 races; nine wins; 12 No. 1 Qualifiers 

From Leah:
Just the thought of running the Sparkling Ice Spiked car this weekend in Bristol brings a euphoric feeling of happiness, just like their drinks do. Bristol is definitely our opportunity to get back on top of our game. We’ve had a strong car there before, we’ve made it to the final round. Having the backing of Sparkling Ice and their large support system, and the energy they bring will be great. We have every intention of spiking our competition every single round, beginning with qualifying. I’m looking forward to the cool, crisp October weather that awaits us in Bristol for that power that’s been eluding us. We’ll be coming to bring our clip back empty.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing