Sunday’s NHRA Top Fuel Final: No Boys Allowed

Lets take a moment to salute the ladies out there. You have to deal with a lot don’t you? For starters you put up with all of our crap. You have to deal with us trying to “impress” you with bad attempts at rally driving or hand brake turns. Though you protest or feign looks of disapproval we know you think otherwise. We know you like to go fast and we know you know we know it. So cut your man some slack the next time he does something crazy in a car to impress you. He’s only doing it because he loves you. Orrr, laugh at him and mock him relentlessly when he inevitably fails. Which brings me in a round about sort of way to Sunday’s NHRA Top Fuel Final in Phoenix.

Leah Pritchett squared off against Brittany Force, which made it the first all-female Top Fuel final since 1982. The ladies in question back then? Shirley Muldowny and Lucille Lee of course. This time Pritchett got the better of Force for the first win of her career. Congratulations Leah and Brittany!


Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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