Virginia NHRA Nationals
Virginia Motorsports Park
North Dinwiddie, VA
May 13 - 15, 2022

Driver of the Mobil 1 Top Fuel Dragster
  • The Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, located just south of the state capitol in Richmond, hosts the seventh event on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ 22-race calendar.
  • Pruett’s Top Fuel dragster carries the colors of Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand.
  • Pruett’s Mobil 1 livery paint scheme incorporate a patriotic theme in support of Military Appreciation Month, which is celebrated every May. TSR salutes all those who serve and have served, and honors the sacrifices made by service members and their families. Thomas Brown, a clutch assistant who handles tire preparation on Pruett’s Top Fuel dragster, served in the Marines where he was a lance corporal.
  • The Virginia NHRA Nationals will mark Pruett’s 178th career Top Fuel start and her third at Virginia. 
  • Pruett is eyeing her first victory at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, and is seeking her first No. 1 qualifier at the event.

From Leah:

With two Four-Wide events in the season’s first six races – both of which came in the last three events – has it been a challenge to establish consistent routines because those events are so different?

It has, especially for someone like me that’s been working on new, systematic practice procedures. I take every competition challenge for what they are, two-wide or four-wide, with weeks to practice and visualize to prepare for anything that comes, no matter what.

After Virginia, there’s a two-week break before the season really heats up. Does Virginia represent a good opportunity to learn and then apply those key learnings before you begin the summer stretch where you go from the East Coast to the West Coast?

Richmond is a key race, as we’ve continued to build data and confidence and have a greater spreadsheet. There’s no reason we can’t go deep into rounds and even win this race. It’s key because it shuts the door on the start of the season, our warm up per se, and opens our expectations of delivering results. I’m excited for that because this team is on the right track.

Mobil 1 doesn’t just adorn your car this weekend in Virginia, it’s inside your car every weekend. In a sport decided by thousandths of a second, how important is it to have the ultimate in both efficiency and protection in not only your engine oils, but in all the oils and lubricants that flow through your Top Fuel dragster?

Showcasing Mobil 1 on the side of the car is a symbol of the incredible protection and performance it delivers inside the Dodge HEMI. Having a reliable oil eliminates concern for mechanical damage that could be detrimental to the outcome of a race and the health and wellness of our parts. We literally have a well-oiled machine, and I’m proud to showcase that to our fans.

Source: True Speed Communication on behalf of Tony Stewart Racing

Contact: Ashley Wilson, (303) 594-8147,