NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Event 18 of 20
Countdown Event 5 of 7
Bristol Dragway
Bristol, Tenn. 
Oct. 15 - 17, 2021

Driver of the Sparkling Ice Spiked Top Fuel Dragster
Leah Pruett

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Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 9 Spencer Massey

The Results: 
Q1: 3.752 E.T. at 321.42 MPH
Q2: 3.691 E.T. at 327.11 MPH (Two bonus points for second-quickest run of the session) 
Q3: 6.898 E.T. at 90.54 MPH

Bonus Points: Two

From Leah:
It felt great to make a solid run in Q1 with our 75 placing us in the back of the pack of the run order, and hitting it off for Q2 with that 3.69. Man, every portion of that run felt incredibly great and gave us something to work off of for the final hit. We swung for it in Q3, and it was just a little much, and we weren’t able to improve on our 3.69. Race day is going to be astronomically fast. It’s actually going to be so tight and so fast in some of the most unique conditions we’ve seen all year. We’ve been talking about racing at Bristol in October, and we knew it was going to be quick and fast, and here we are and we’re ready for it. We’re ready to take on Spencer Massey first round. He’s never to be taken lightly. That car can rip down the track, and it’s going to be an exciting first round match-up. We’ll get our Goodyears nice and hot and sticky, and put that traction to the ground, and get that right foot ready on time. We’re looking forward to making some ground in the Countdown, and really shattering everyone’s expectations, but living up to our own in the Sparkling Ice Spiked car.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing