Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals
Presented by Pennzoil

Event No. 8 of 20
Bandimere Speedway
Morrison, Colo.
July 16-18, 2021

Driver of the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster

Leah Pruett

Qualified: No. 11

The Competition: No. 4 Doug Kalitta

The Results: 
Q1: Broke, No Time
Q2: 4.150 E.T. at 234.45 MPH
Q3: 4.056 E.T. at 249.49 MPH

From Leah:
We had mile-high expectations for this Dodge//SRT team this weekend coming into Denver. Friday was the time to lay it down, and what’s been happening with our cars is a number of odd problems that we have been fixing along the way. We had a bolt breakage on Friday night so we did not get to have the one very important baseline run on the mountain. So, that put us behind and we put a couple of solid runs down today, but we’re a little behind with our fueling with dropped cylinders. We want to be on top of the mountain tomorrow. We’ve been there before here. We have tough competition in the first round with Doug Kalitta. For us, just going one round at a time is super important. I feel like the amazing fan energy and our Mopar muscle is going to take us to where we want to be tomorrow and that’s holding the bronze Wally trophy.

Driver of the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

Leah Pruett

Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 13 Waldemar Rodriguez

The Results:
Q1: 8.991 E.T. at 154.21 MPH
Q2: 11.831 E.T. at 78.16 MPH
Q3: 8.417 E.T. at 165.80 MPH
Q4: 8.261 E.T. at 167.24 MPH

From Leah:

We’ve really been working hard the past few weeks with setups and testing these two Drag Pak Challengers. Between Mark’s car and mine, we’ve been working with some different parts and we’re still figuring out the configuration with this new 2021 Drag Pak with the shocks and suspension and transitions and transfer. So far, it seems like the tune-up is working and that’s kudos to the work the team did with testing. I’ve never been so happy with an 8.26 and that puts us fourth in the field against some stout heavy-hitters. This is what we expect of this Mopar team, to dig deep and find some gold here on the mountain.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing