NHRA Carolina Nationals
Event 15 of 20
Countdown Event 2 of 7
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C. 
Sept. 17 - 19, 2021

Driver of the Okuma Top Fuel Dragster

Leah Pruett

Qualified: No. 11

The Competition: No. 6 Justin Ashley 

The Results: 
Q1: 6.830 E.T. at 97.75 MPH
Q2: 3.804 E.T. at 321.50 MPH (One bonus point for third-quickest run of the session)
Q3: 3.835 E.T. at 313.07 MPH

Bonus Points: One

From Leah:
Qualifying here at Charlotte has been a little challenging for our Okuma team this weekend. We didn’t get a full pull on Friday night and we set our car up to get down the track in the heat for Q2 and that was successful with a nice 3.80. Very proud of the team with that effort. That gives us something to work from for race day given it’s going to be warm tomorrow. Unfortunately for Q3, we had a supercharger issue and couldn’t improve our position and we were massively down on boost, and boost is a huge part of the horsepower equation for these cars. We have a tough first-round match-up with Justin Ashley, but we have a great shot, we’ll be competitive and hopefully get this Okuma car back to the final round like in Sonoma and we’re looking forward to race day.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing