Who is Leah Pruett?

Leah Pruett is a 11-time National Hot Rod Association event winner whose career-best elapsed time run is 3.631 seconds (Nov. 10, 2018 in Q4 at Pomona, California) and her best speed is 334.15 mph (Feb. 24, 2018 in Q3 at Phoenix). The 2023 season marks her 27th consecutive vear of NHRA competition, which began in the series' Jr. Drag Racing League as an 8-year-old. She won the 2010 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series championship in the Nostalgia Funny Car class and has spent the last eight years advancing her way through Top Fuel. However, the native of Redlands, California, has not confined herself to NRA's top class. Pruett has pulled double duty for a number of years by also competing fulltime in the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, winning the 2018 title in her Dodge.


Residence: Lake Havasu City, Arizona/Columbus, Indiana

Hometown: Redlands, California

Date of birth: May 26, 1988

Hobbies: Wakesurfing, off-roading, snowboarding, volleyball, fitness, mountain biking, archery, dog lover

Career Highlights

  • Career wins: 11
  • Career final rounds: 20
  • Career No. 1 qualifying positions: 15
  • 2022 points finish: 11th
  • Best points finish: 4th (2018 - 2020)
  • Playoff appearances: Six
  • Career-best elapsed time: 3.631-seconds (Pomona lI, 2018)
  • Career-best speed: 334.15-mph (Phoenix, 2018)
  • 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series Champion
  • 2010 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Funny Car Champion
  • 4-time NHRA Pro Modified Event Winner
  • Began racing Junior Dragsters at 8 years old