Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil
Event 5 of 18 
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, August 8-9, 2020

Top Fuel Qualifying:
No. 2 (3.850 E.T. at 314.31 MPH)

Top Fuel Results:
E1: 3.820 E.T. at 316.97 MPH defeated Lex Joon 4.104 E.T. at 242.71 MPh
E2: 3.818 E.T. at 314.46 MPH defeated Billy Torrence 3.793 E.T. at 320.36 MPH
E3: 4.530 E.T. at 171.62 MPH defeated by Justin Ashley 4.049 E.T. at 237.09 MPH

Race Recap:
Leah was eager to park her fierce-looking Dodge Redeye Top Fuel dragster in the winner’s circle for the first time in 2020 at her sponsor’s title event. She qualified third and a showdown with fellow former Jr. Dragster racer Shawn Langdon awaited her in the first round. Pruett demonstrated she was prepared to charge hard through the Top Fuel field when she unleashed a 3.749 E.T. versus Langdon which not only earned her the round win but held up to be low E.T. of the weekend. In round two, she faced Pat Dakin, and it was clear her opponent knew it would take a big number to defeat Pruett. He ran his best pass of the weekend – a 3.905 E.T. – but it wasn’t enough to outrun Pruett’s 3.829. In the semifinals, her third in the first five events, Pruett battled it out with reigning Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence. She made another good pass in her Mopar-powered machine, but her 3.861 E.T. wasn’t enough to halt Torrence, who clocked a 3.819.

From Leah:
“Another semifinal finish here in Indy for this Dodge Redeye team. We grabbed some points during qualifying and we keep advancing along with the top cars. Unfortunately, we brought a knife to a gunfight in the semis. There was more out there on the track than we anticipated. We’ll regroup and we have a ton of momentum with this team. We got Cory’s (McClenathan) car on track this weekend. Wherever our next race is, I feel like we’ve got a very good race car. The car is doing what we ask it to. Our DSM parts and pieces are performing well. We need to make the right steps and keep charging hard.”


Source: Don Schumacher Racing

Photos: Mark J. Rebilas Photography