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PRITCHETT WINS IN TOP FUEL

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Leah Pritchett raced to her first Top Fuel victory on Sunday in the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz. Pritchett used a quicker reaction time and a performanc­e of 3.775 seconds at 323.12 mph in her Bob Vandergrif­f Racing dragster to finish in front of Brittany Force’s 3.774 at 321.35 in her John Force Racing dragster. It was the first all-female Top Fuel final since Shirley Muldowney defeated Lucille Lee in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also picked up victories at Wild Horse Pass Motorsport­s Park.

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