Leah Pruett, driver of the Rush Truck Centers Top Fuel Dragster:
Pruett earned her first No. 1 qualifier of the season, which marked the 14th of her career. It was also her first No. 1 qualifier at Bristol Dragway. Friday’s provisional No. 1 qualifier was the second of the season, following a provisional No. 1 qualifier in the last event at the NHRA New England Nationals.
Leah Pruett, Driver of the Rush Truck Centers Top Fuel Dragster:
We might be going 320 plus miles per hour, but that run was slow motion. I was in as shallow as possible trying to go for that low ET (elapsed time) Sunday morning. About half track, I could tell the car wasn’t charging hard, but wasn’t spinning, so I stayed with it. Then I saw Spencer (Massey) out in front of me and pull away. I was taking it to the finish line and only got one parachute out, which made for a wildly bumpy ride. Bristol has been pretty brutal to us points-wise today. It’s unfortunate we weren’t able to take our Rush Truck Centers dragster further into eliminations. Sometimes you’re the window, sometimes you’re the bug and we’ve been the bug lately for too long. Every round is pretty much a UFC match, whether people racing are full-time or part-time. I look forward to running Spencer again as he’s always a class act, but for now we’ll be getting straight to work finding the culprit of these randomly dropped cylinders.”
Next Up: The next event on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule is the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals June 23-25 at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.