Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals
Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
September 2 - 5, 2022
Leah Pruett, driver of the Dodge Power Brokers Top Fuel Dragster:
● Earned No. 10 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (3.765 ET at 325.22 mph).
● Maintained No. 10 provisional qualifying position after Q2 on Saturday (6.245 ET at 109.56 mph).
● Maintained No. 10 provisional qualifying position after Q3 on Saturday (3.725 ET at 332.51 mph).
● Maintained No. 10 provisional qualifying position after Q4 on Sunday (6.484 ET at 104.15 mph).
● Secured No. 10 qualifying position based off Saturday’s Q3 run. In Q5 on Sunday, Pruett ran a 5.442 ET at 126.40 mph.
● Ran a 5.129 ET at 146.56 mph in Round 1 of eliminations on Monday, lost to Billy Torrence (3.740 ET at 324.20 mph).
● Currently seventh heading into the Countdown to the Championship, 140 points behind leader Brittany Force.
Indy always brings the unexpected. We said that at the beginning of the week. Our team is not known for dropping cylinders at the hit. Roll the dice and about every 50 laps or so, it might give you one of those and that’s exactly what happened in the first round. After our Q5 run, I felt something wasn’t right. I gave the car a pedal and you can’t out-recover a cylinder. It’s disappointing, for sure, because we had high hopes and high expectations and a high-performing Dodge Power Brokers dragster that showed glimpses of victory during qualifying. To go out early in the weekend is definitely below our standards. This is the end of the regular season, so it’s better to have it happen now. We have plans of potentially testing before the Countdown. We’re going to figure out as much as we can and then hit it from there to solve these little glitches. It’s not the most ideal weekend we’ve ever had, but we have the power of our Dodge Power Brokers behind us and that’s going to give us momentum into the Countdown.
Contact: Ashley Wilson, (303) 594-8147, Ashley.Wilson@TrueSpeedCommunication.com