Reading Pre-Race Report

Reading Pre-Race Report

September 08, 2021

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals
Presented by Pennzoil

Event 14 of 20
Countdown Event 1 of 7
Maple Grove Raceway
Reading, Penn. 
Sept. 10 - 12, 2021

Driver of the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster

Leah Pruett

Countdown to the Championship standing: 4th

Reading Event Highlights: 

  • 2016 No. 1 Qualifier

2020 Reading Recap:
N/A (canceled due to COVID-19)

2019 Reading Recap:
Qualified second; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Lex Joon in E1; defeated by Austin Prock in E2)

Last Event (Indianapolis):
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Joe Morrison in E1; defeated by Josh Hart in E2)

Career Statistics:
165 races; nine wins; 12 No. 1 Qualifiers 


  • Pruett kicks off her fifth Countdown appearance ranked fourth in the standings
  • Scored her first Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier during the 2016 Maple Grove Raceway event

From Leah:
We’re fourth in points heading on into Reading for the Mopar Express Lane Nationals, and starting the Countdown from there, we feel good about that. Right now, our Mopar dragster is the most capable and consistent car that we've had all year long and it’s responding to what we want it to do. That's exactly where we want to be going into the Countdown.

Source: Don Schumacher Racing