NHRA Southern Nationals
Event No. 3 of 22
May 1-2, 2021
Driver of the Whisps Cheese Crisps Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified: No. 6 (3.957 E.T. at 304.94 MPH)
E1: 4.071 E.T. at 237.00 MPH defeated by Shawn Langdon 4.048 E.T. at 294.43 MPH
Leah Pruett is one of the fiercest competitors in the series, and she was amped up on Sunday morning against her round-one opponent, Shawn Langdon. In an uncharacteristic move for the 2018 Southern Nationals event champ, Pruett double-stepped the throttle, and then her machine started dropping cylinders right at the hit. She had no choice but to be a spectator as her opponent drove away with the win. The round-one loss was Pruett’s first in more than a year, having carried the streak since Reading in 2019.
We did not have the final farewell to Atlanta Dragway that we would have liked in the Whisps dragster this weekend. Our first-round win streak since September 2019 has finally ended, and to hold onto it for that long, that’s a great accomplishment for this team. We’re looking forward to Charlotte and the Four-Wides, and then Houston to start a new streak and build some momentum.
Source: Don Schumacher Racing