Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
March 09-12, 2023
MARCH 11, 2023, GAINESVILLE, Fla.– The season opening NHRA Amalie Motor Gatornationals proved to be an exciting qualifying rounds Saturday before a sellout crowd.
Pruett, the 10-time NHRA national event winner, drove her all-new sublime green TSR Direct Connection Top Fuel dragster to fourth in the 16-car starting field Saturday with a 3.725 at 331.94 miles per hour. Pruett and her Neal Strausbaugh-led crew showed consistency in the three qualifying runs with two 3.72-second passes. The Arizona driver will compete against the No. 13 qualifier, Doug Foley, in Sunday’s first round of eliminations.
The weekend runs with the TSR Direct Connection Top Fuel dragster have been a culmination of our testing efforts,” said Pruett. “The weather today was much different, and we are making so much power that we needed to adjust the car’s setup. But I’m very pleased with our team’s solid two 3.72 (second) runs. We are watching the starting line surface closely with rubber changing the track. We have a good race-ready setup for eliminations on Sunday. I’m looking forward to race day.