Texas NHRA FallNationals
Event 17 of 20
Countdown Event 4 of 7
Oct. 7 - 10, 2021
Qualified: No.11 (3.773 E.T. at 323.12 MPH)
E1: 4.230 E.T. at 192.63 MPH defeated by Josh Hart 3.755 E.T. at 305.56 MPH
Leah Pruett and Josh Hart were the first two competitors to take to the Texas Motorplex track on Sunday morning at the fourth of seven Countdown to the Championship events. Pruett was looking to overcome her eleventh-seeded qualifying position and used a quick .048-second reaction time to give herself the starting line advantage over Hart. The DSR Performance dragster held the early lead but by the time she reached halftrack, Pruett’s machine went silent and Hart was able to drive past for the win.
Sitting in sixth, Pruett remains focused on improving upon her Top Fuel ranking when she returns to Bristol Dragway where she visited in the final round in 2017.
We definitely had some big expectations for the Stampede of Speed. Everything is bigger in Texas, but the one thing that wasn’t bigger here was our boost. Five pounds down at the step turned into a hole out and pitching the belt on a round that we were winning from the get-go. One thing I can say about this DSR Performance team, is that we will be fighting until the bitter end. We may be out of reach of the actual championship, but what we can do is continue to be the giant killer, and give it absolutely everything we've got for the last three races. We’re working together and keeping our heads up because that’s the only way that we’ll continue to be able to get the success we’re after for the rest of the season.
Source: Don Schumacher Racing