Pritchett wins Top Fuel in NHRA in Texas

April 24, 2017 05:17 PM

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Leah Pritchett powered her dragster to her fourth career Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Pritchett used a 3.781-second pass at 321.96 mph to defeat Steve Torrence, who ran a 3.787 at 322.11, and win for the third time this season. Pritchett also leads the Top Fuel points standings with 494, ahead of Antron Brown (440) and Tony Schumacher (438).

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Ron Capps, the defending Funny Car champion, won for the first time this season when he outran Robert Hight with a 4.004 pass at 284.33 in his Dodge Charger R/T.

Bo Butner earned his first career Pro Stock win, racing his Chevy Camaro to a 6.550 pass at 212.26 to defeat the No. 1 qualifier, Jeg Coughlin Jr.

The event marked the fifth of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The season continues next weekend at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals next weekend at zMax Dragway.


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