POMONA, CA (Feb. 12, 2013) — The most recently licensed NHRA Top Fuel driver Leah Pruett will be making her Top Fuel debut at the upcoming historic NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., February 14-17. The ink on her license is officially dry as she successfully finished her cross over license from Nitro Funny Car to Top Fuel in the Dote Racing dragster, tuned by Doug Kuch at the PRO Winter Warm up at Palm Beach Intl. Raceway last month.
“It feels great to begin our race season at the first race of the season,” said Connie Dote, manager and co-owner of Dote Racing. “Pomona is one of those historic tracks, where everything begins and ends, and we can’t wait to make our West Coast debut at Pomona.” In prior years the Dote Racing team has elected not to compete on the west coast, making the Gainesville national event their season opener. “Not starting the season at Pomona makes you feel a little, or actually a lot, behind the eight ball, but we have larger goals for this team and this season, and beginning at Pomona is just the start.”