Pomona 1 Pre-Race Report

Pomona 1 Pre-Race Report

July 28, 2021

NHRA Winternationals (Rescheduled)
Event No. 10 of 20
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, Calif.
July 30 - Aug. 1, 2021

Driver of the Sparkling Ice Spiked Top Fuel Dragster

Leah Pruett

Pomona 1 Event Highlights: 

  • 2017 event champion  
  • 2017 No. 1 qualifier

2020 Pomona 1 Recap:
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Jim Maroney in E1, Shawn Reed in E2; defeated by Austin Prock in E3)

Last Event (Sonoma):
Qualified sixth; Event runner-up (defeated Justin Ashley in E1, Brittany Force in E2, BYE in E3; defeated by Steve Torrence in E4)

Career Statistics:
161 races; eight wins; 12 No. 1 Qualifiers 


  • Following her final round appearance in Sonoma, Pruett, a native of nearby Redlands, seeks to take it one step further and finish the weekend in the winner’s circle for the first time in 2021

From Leah:
Pomona is going to be very challenging for all of us running the Winternationals in July. I take it back to when I’d run the Nostalgia series there and it was in the triple digits out and it will be similar to that this year. For us to have momentum rolling into Southern California is exactly what we need to finish up the Western Swing. We’ve started the season with Sparkling Ice before, so this will be familiar for us to have Spiked on the car in July and that’s a perfect fit. We have new life with this team and to have another fun, new livery is perfect, and to see friends and family and former racers will be great.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing