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Mopar/Pennzoil/Sparkling Ice

Top Fuel Dragster

Mopar/Pennzoil/Sparkling Ice Top Fuel Dragster

Biography

Career: 5 TF event titles

30-year-old Leah Pritchett closed out her second full season as a member of Don Schumacher Racing with a championship title in the Factory Stock Showdown Series, and a top-five finish in the Top Fuel class. 

Throughout 2018, Pritchett pulled double-duty, competing in the full seven-event Factory Stock Showdown Series schedule while simultaneously competing in the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. She clinched the 2018 SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series championship in her Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak at the Texas NHRA FallNationals when she raced to her third consecutive win during her first full year competing in the class. Her first win came at the prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals where she raced to victory from her second Factory Stock No. 1 qualifier. At the very next event, she became the first Factory Stock driver to make a seven second pass.

The 2018 Factory Stock Showdown crown was the fourth title for Pritchett, who previously captured the 2000 and 2001 Jr. Dragster division 7 championships, and the 2010 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series championship in the Nostalgia Funny Car class. By securing the Factory Stock title, Pritchett was the only professional driver to contend for two world titles during the 2018 NHRA season.

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