Leah Pritchett wins her 1st Top Fuel NHRA race
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) Leah Pritchett raced to her first Top Fuel victory on Sunday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Pritchett used a quicker reaction time and a performance of 3.775 seconds at 323.12 mph in her Bob Vandergriff Racing dragster to finish in front of Brittany Force's 3.774 at 321.35 in her John Force Racing dragster. It was the first all-female Top Fuel final since Shirley Muldowney defeated Lucille Lee in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also picked up victories at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
In Funny Car, Wilkerson earned his 19th career victory and first at Phoenix, taking out longtime rival John Force with a run of 3.937 at 320.43 in a Ford Shelby Mustang.