NHRA Southern Nationals
Event No. 3 of 22
Atlanta Dragway
Commerce, Ga. 
May 1-2, 2021

Driver of the Whisps Cheese Crisps Top Fuel Dragster

Qualified: No. 6 (3.957 E.T. at 304.94 MPH)

The Results:
E1: 4.071 E.T. at 237.00 MPH defeated by Shawn Langdon 4.048 E.T. at 294.43 MPH

Race Recap:
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.

From Leah:
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