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Leah Pritchett the fastest at Epping's New England Dragway


July 07. 2018 11:09PM
NHRA Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett is shown during a break in June 2018. (USA Today Sports file photo)



Leah Pritchett on Saturday secured the Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier for the second consecutive season at Epping’s New England Dragway at the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 13th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Pritchett powered to the top spot with a run of 3.742-seconds at 324.51 mph in her Mopar dragster during the second qualifying pass on Friday. She earned the No. 1 qualifying position a year ago in Epping with a track record 3.673 pass.

Pritchett will go head-to-head with Audrey Worm in the first round of eliminations today.

Hagan jumped atop the Funny Car category lead with a pass of 3.932 at 322.04 in his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T recorded during his second qualifying run Friday.

Anderson held on to the top spot in the Pro Stock class after driving to a 6.517 at 211.73 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro during his second pass on Friday.

Eliminations begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018.


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