Leah Pruett, three-time winner in the NHRA Pro Mod ranks, will step up to the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2013 as driver of the Dote Racing Top Fuel dragster. The 24-year-old driver will complete here Top Fuel license requirements this month.
"We are excited to add Leah Pruett to our team for the 2013 season," said Connie Dote, manager and co-owner of Dote Racing, on NHRA.com. "She brings with her a youthful approach, and, despite her youth, she has demonstrated an untapped talent, successfully driving Nostalgia Funny Cars, as well as her breakthrough performance in the Pro Modified class. We believe and expect she will be a solid force in this highly competitive category and will represent herself, Dote Racing, and our current and future sponsors extremely well.”
"I'm beyond thrilled," said Pruett. "I truly enjoyed testing the Dote Top Fuel dragster in St. Louis last season and am very anxious to complete my crossover license and lay down some fast times at PBIR [in Florida], not to mention competing in the most prestigious class in all of drag racing. I’m sure everyone can’t wait to get nitro back in their veins, but I assure you, no one is more ready and hungry for it than me. I have the utmost appreciation for the opportunity the Dotes are giving me to expand my driving capabilities into Top Fuel, and I intend on making crew chief Doug Kuch and the entire Dote Racing team proud of their decision to hire me.”
The team will run a limited schedule of 13 race in 2013, beginning with the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California, February 14th through 17th.
Find out more off-season information at www.nhra.com.
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