It’s amazing how much can change in a year. Leah Pruett can attest to that.
Just one year ago, Pruett was making her rounds in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, competing with her Nostalgia Funny Car at tracks up and down the West Coast.
Now, as the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series makes its eighth of 10 stops in 2011 at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Pruett will make her third appearance behind the wheel of her supercharged ProCare Rx ’68 Camaro, a car and a class that she has picked up very quickly.
“Yes, I can say the progression into the latter rounds has come quicker than expected when considering how competitive and random this class can be at times,” said Pruett, who in her first two race appearances in the class posted second-round and semifinal-round finishes. “To say that I did not expect to go rounds so soon because I am new to the class would be a false statement because every time I get into the car, I know I have a fighting chance of the win light coming on in my lane due to my confidence in Bob Newberry crew chief, the crew and equipment. I am blessed to be a part of a pre-established competitive program, which I give the credit to our posted success.”
via Pro Mods return from long summer layoff.