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Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 14:04 PM

Pritchett, DeJoria, T. Gray and Savoie Secure Victories at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
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BRAINERD, Minn. -- Leah Pritchett piloted her dragster to her fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victors at the 17th of 24 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Leah Pritchett, 3.682 seconds, 328.06 mph defeated Antron Brown, 4.001 seconds, 246.35 mph.

Pritchett set the national elapsed time record during the second qualifying session. She secured her fourth victory of the season and fifth of her career.

Alexis DeJoria, Toyota Camry, 3.906 seconds, 330.96 mph defeated Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.933 seconds, 324.44 mph.

DeJoria's win marked the 250th time a female has secured a Wally in NHRA history. This is her first victory since Las Vegas 1 2016.

Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.610 seconds, 208.04 mph defeated Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.629 seconds, 207.85 mph.

Rookie Gray secured his fourth victory and defeated Bo Butner for the fourth time in the finals.

Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.846 seconds, 194.80 mph defeated LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.910 seconds, 194.02 mph.

He is the defending category champion and secured his second victory of the season and eighth of his career.





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