Dallas Pre-Race Report

Dallas Pre-Race Report

October 06, 2021

Texas NHRA FallNationals
Event 17 of 20
Countdown Event 4 of 7
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas
Oct. 7 - 10, 2021

Driver of the DSR Performance Top Fuel Dragster


Leah Pruett



Countdown to the Championship standing: 6th

2020 Dallas Recap:
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Scott Palmer in E1; defeated by Shawn Langdon in E2)

Last Event (St. Louis):
Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Clay Millican in E1, Billy Torrence in E2; defeated by Mike Salinas in E3)

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


  • DSR Performance is the retail arm of Don Schumacher Racing, offering performance race parts and lifestyle gear
  • DSR Performance features both new and used parts for racing and street vehicles with the objective of providing premium, championship-winning design and performance direct-to-consumers via www.DSR.parts. In addition to a catalog that features products for both nitro and sportsman racers, DSR Performance also boasts service-based offerings, including parts and tuning consultations with DSR’s brain trust of crew chiefs.

From Leah:
It’s undeniably easy to be excited about the amazing drag race and extracurricular events happening during the week of Stampede of Speed thanks to Billy Meyer and his team, but I feel the prevalence of the championship is pivotal more than ever. I do believe four qualifying runs will play in our favor, as many teams ahead of us have a consistent package, but for us, the ability to make leaps and bounds within qualifying runs is what gets us ahead. Those are just stats I know from being with this winning team. For most, having the four qualifying sessions this weekend will be a tiny refresher Friday course, but for me, it will be an exhilarating way to focus my attention that I usually have on multiple passes with two cars and two teams, condensed into one car. With two passes per day, we can really hone our DSR Performance machine into precision qualifying form. DSR Performance has made such incredible ground, offering parts and solutions for racers and automotive enthusiasts, and I believe this team can make those same significant moves on the racetrack this weekend.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing