NHRA: Leah Pritchett, Quaker State crew back for one-off in Houston

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Leah Pritchett and her Quaker State crew, led by veteran crew chiefs Mike Guger and Joe Barlam, will be reunited for one more race at Quaker State’s home race in Houston this weekend in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

It will see the Bob Vandergriff Racing team back together despite Vandergriff’s unexpected and shock retirement after Las Vegas.

Pritchett (Lagana Racing) and her teammate Dave Connolly did find one-off rides for the next round in Charlotte, the Four-Wide Nationals, last week at ZMAX Dragway.

The chance for the quick reunion comes thanks to Quaker State wanting an appearance in its home race.

“I’m so grateful to have growing relationships with sponsors like Quaker and FireAde that stand behind us, share common goals, and work hard with me to keep in the game,” she said.

“I’m also beyond stoked to have my crew back together for Houston. There is a unique, seamlessly misfit, yet professional bond among us that I love. To be reunited, even if it is for just this one race. I’m pumped to the max to hunt down that SpringNationals Top Fuel Wally together.”

Pritchett won her first career Wally at Phoenix earlier this year, and currently sits 10th in Top Fuel points. Here’s more from her website.