NHRA Driver
Leah Pritchett
  • Date of birth:
    May 26, 1988
  • Hometown:
    Avon, Ind.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Gumout/Dote Racing Top Fuel Dragster
  • Crew Chief:
    Doug Kuch
  • Career Wins: 3
    Sports: 3
  • Career Final Rounds: 4
    Sports: 4
  • Career Best E.T.:
    3.812
  • Career Best Speed:
    321.27
Career Highlights
  • 2013: Raced to a semifinal appearance in Topeka; Ran career bests for time, 3.812 seconds in Phoenix and a career best for speed at 319.98 mph at Reading 
  • 2012: Winner of the O'Reilly Auto Parts National Event (Charlotte #2) in Pro Mod for R2B2 Racing; Runner up at the zMAX 4-Wide Nationals (Charlotte #1) in Pro Mod; Collected one No. 1 qualifying position; Finished her first full professional season in sixth place in the NHRA Pro Mod Racing Series Championship.
  • 2011: Joined R2B2 Racing; earned Pro Mod license, and collected her first ever national event win at the O'Rielly Auto Parts Nationals (Charlotte #2), followed up by her second national event win at the Las Vegas Big-O-Tires National Event in Pro Mod. 
  • 2010: Winner of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Championship in Nitro Funny Car, with wins including the famed NHRA March Meet consisting of a 32 car field, as well as winning the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, CA. 
  • 2009: Set World record for fastest Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car, being the first person to break the 250 MPH barrier. 
  • 2008: Earned NHRA Nitro Funny Car license with Don Schumacher Racing.
  • 2007: Became first woman to run a 5 second elapse time in a Nostalgia Funny Car. 
  • 2006: Earned one win and two semi final finishes in the 7 second bracket class of Nostalgia Eliminator 1.
  • 2005: NHRA Wicked West Coast Champion (Jr. Drag Racing League - heads up class).
  • 2004: NHRA West Coast Conference Finals Team Champion and Captain (First all girl team).
  • 2003: NHRA National Event Champion Runner Up at Bandimere Speedway, 14 year old division. 
  • 2002: NHRA Western Conference Finals Team Champion for Pomona Raceway at Bandimere Speedway; Division 7 Series Regional Jr. Dragster Champion; Traveled the IHRA Top Gun Series, finishing second in the Championship, with one Ironman victory. 
  • 2001: Division 7 Jr. Dragster Series Champion
  • 2000: Division 7  Jr. Dragster Series Champion and Rialto Track Champion
  • 1999: Division 7 Jr. Dragster champion (8 to 9 year old class
  • 1998: NHRA Jr. Dragster National Team Champion for Rialto Raceway with Shawn Langdon. 
  • 1997: Began drag racing at the age of 8; ; Earned 37 career Jr. Dragster wins in eight years of competition

Personal
  • Marital status: Married
  • Height/weight: 5´9´´, 125 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Volleyball, motocross, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and traveling.
  • Former NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League participant and champion.
  • Has been victorious in Pro Mod, Nostalgia Funny Car, Nostalgia Eliminator 1, and Jr. Dragsters. 
  • Notable: Currently hold NHRA licenses in the categories of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Mod, and Special Fuel (Nostalgia Funny Car)

 
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