LEAH PRITCHETT PULLING TRIPLE GATORS DUTY
Leah Pritchett has proven her versatility throughout her drag racing career in driving everything from Nostalgia Funny Car to Pro Modified to Top Fuel.
This weekend she's set to showcase her skills running three different cars in three different platforms. Two of the three cars will be active NHRA competition with a third for charity.
In addition to racing her Top Fuel dragster, she's also scheduled to race in the Factory Stock Showdown and participate in the Papa John’s Charity Challenge, a side-by-side winner takes all race with Papa John’s Pizza founder ‘Papa’ John Schnatter to benefit the Infinite Hero Foundation and Overcome Academy.
“I always dig doing things differently, and to their maximum capabilities,” said Pritchett, a five-time Top Fuel national event winner.
“This weekend is more about three cars and three events. It represents three important aspects of my passion for drag racing- Top Fuel competition, grassroots racing, and charity involvement,” said Pritchett.
“The Top Fuel competition is a passion to be the quickest and the fastest at the ultimate level. Factory Stock Showdown has brought me back to my Sportsman roots. The program is ‘heads up’ and delivers the opportunity to make the combination of what is available from the factory faster than anyone else through tuning and ingenuity within set limitations. It’s all about who can make their hot rod faster, which is something everyone can be a part of without having to be at the Top Fuel level.
"The Charity Challenge, for me, represents growth and integration of a partner who loves this sport and can face off for a great cause while telling an All American story and raising money for returning military heroes and their families.”
Both Top Fuel and Factory Stock Showdown competitions span the entirety of the three-day Gatornationals event.
“I believe my bandwidth of focus has grown to compartmentalize these opportunities at their maximum without robbing from one another, but I can guarantee you, enjoyment will be at an all-time high.”
“The constant variable is always the mindset of being the baddest and fastest no matter what; whether it’s a car I dedicate my life and all hours to, or one that I haven’t even touched before.
“I’m a proud Gemini, whereby nature, I’m good at doing multiple things to the max, and this weekend, it’s all about the trifecta.”