By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to multiple sources, Leah Pritchett was not supposed to be racing this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, due to a late deal with the former Chairman of Papa John’s John Schnatter, she is competing at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
Pritchett was sponsored by Papa John’s Pizza the past several seasons. But this time, Schnatter’s image is on the car by the cockpit.
It says “Papa” before his image with John’s image next to it. You can see the image at the bottom of this post.
“We’re sitting second in the points, and the goal continues to be, as it always has been, to contend for a championship,” Pritchett said. “We want to be tick in the hunt come November. The best way to do that is to run all 24 races. Not only does that keep you in the points, but it continues to bank data. We were originally unfunded for the Vegas Four-Wide event, which means we would’ve been parked for this specific race.
“I didn’t want that for my team, they’ve worked too hard to sit and have to watch as spectators, so I called upon a longtime supporter, who immediately offered up the funding needed to keep this car on the track this weekend. Thank you, John Schnatter, for stepping up and giving our team a shot at racing for the Vegas Four-Wide Wally.”
Pritchett is presently fourth after the first day of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. She went 3.743 at 328.06 mph.