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Leah Pruett is an American drag racer who has raced for about a decade and is currently driving a National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel dragster for Tony Stewart Racing. The 35 years old racer is famous for racing Top Fuel dragsters in one of the fastest categories of official drag races. She reached a top speed of 334.15 mph.
As of 2023, Leah Pruett has an estimated net worth of about $4 million, and currently, she is one of the most recognized and famous drag racers in the world. In 2016, Leah won her first national event, and in 2022, she was listed as the Top Fuel driver for Tony Stewart Racing.
Learn more about Leah Pruett’s biography, personal life, career, family, net worth, and everything else you want to know.
Leah Pruett Wiki/Biography
Leah Christine Pruett, formerly Leah Pritchett and popularly known as Leah Pruett, was born on May 26, 1988, in Redlands, California, to Ron and Linda Pruett. The 35year old drag racer is from the Caucasian ethnic group and grew up with her sister, Lindsey Pruett.
Leah Pruett graduated from a local high school, where she raced in the junior leagues of drag racing. After high school, she enrolled in California State University on an athletic scholarship.
At age 8, Leah Pruett was interested in cars, engines, and races. Eventually, she pursued her passion for being behind the steering wheel after completing her education.
Leah Pruett celebrated her 25th year of racing on her 33rd birthday; this was a special occasion for her. Her journey of being a drag racer began when she officially joined the NHRA’s Jr. Dragster youth racing program on her eighth birthday.
|Full Name/Real Name||Leah Christine Pruett|
|Nick Name/Stage Name||Leah Pruett|
|Birth Place||Redlands, California|
|Birthday||May 26, 1988|
|Net worth||$4 Million|
|Height (How Tall)||1.79 m|
|Currently Lives In||Lake Havasu City, Arizona.|
|College||California State University|
|Social Media Accounts||· Instagram: @Leah.Pruett
· Facebook: @Leah.Pruett
· Twitter: @Leah.Pruett
· TikTok: @Leah.Pruett
· YouTube: @leahpruett777
Leah Pruett Family, Husband & Relationship
Leah Pruett’s father’s name is Ron Pruett, formerly an avid land-speed drag racer with the highest land speed. He passed away in 2021; Leah Pruett mourned her father’s death in a caption and video she posted on her Instagram page.
Linda Pruett is Leah Pruett’s mom; she has supported and encouraged Leah Pruett in achieving her desire to be a drag racer since she was a child. Leah Pruett celebrates her mum and praises her for being supportive on special occasions like Mother’s Day, her birthday, etc., on her social media pages.
Leah has a younger sister, Lindsey Pruett; Linda is Leah Pruett’s only sibling. They grew together and shared a great bond. Lindsey was already competing in the Jr. Dragster program at age four by the time Pruett had turned six.
Lindsey is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Cornell University. She is studying West Africa, colonial legacies, and the role of militaries in state-building processes.
Pruett was first married to Todd LeDuc, an off-road racer and Monster Jam truck driver. She met Gary Pritchett, a clutch specialist and crew member for NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Steve Torrence, in 2011 and; they married in 2013.
In 2019, Leah Pruett filed for divorce from Gary Pritchett in Hendricks County, Indiana. More so, in 2012, Leah Pruett was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct in Hendricks County, Indiana, and in 2014, the terms of a pre-trial conversion agreement were met.
She married retired NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in November 2021 in Los Cabos, Mexico, Although the couple has no kids yet. The two love birds met in 2019 through a connection, NHRA superstar and American car racer Don Prudhomme.
They began to bond together in 2020 when the couple supposedly spent almost the entire year quarantined next to each other in Arizona due to the coronavirus pandemic. In March 2021, the duo both confirmed their engagement through Instagram posts. Afterward, Leah Pruett showed off a 4 to 5-carat diamond engagement ring.
They got married after eight months of engagement.
|Father Name||Ron Pruett|
|Mother Name||Linda Pruett|
|Sister Name||Lindsey Pruett|
Leah Pruett has an impressive body figure which compliments her tall stature. Furthermore, her body measurements include 33 inches of the bust, 24 inches of the waist, and 35 inches of the hips.
Leah Pruett spends time at the gym, which explains her impressive physique. She isn’t just famous for being a racer alone; her beauty adds the icing to the cake.
Leah Pruett is 5 feet 9 inches tall and has a body weight of about 56kg. She has long dark brown hair and mesmerizing hazel eyes.
Leah Pruett took after her father, a drag racer who held the world record for the highest land speed. Leah Pruett officially began her career as a drag racer at the age of 8 when she became a racer at the junior level.
At age 10, Leah Pruett won the National Team Champion Racing held by NHRA Jr. Dragster. Subsequently, she held the title every year, and in 2005, she already had 37 NHRA Jr. titles.
At a point, she broke the record of completing a race in 5 seconds elapsed time; then she secured her license for NHRA’s NitroFunnyCar. In 2011, R2B2 Racing signed her, and she won twice consecutively at the Pro Mod License.
She made her biggest hit when she defeated Brittany Force at the NHRA National Championship held in Arizona in 2016. The victory brought Leah Pruett to the spotlight, and she became famous; as a result, she began to close some sponsorship deals and represented some brands such as Mopar, Papa John’s Pizza, and even the US Army.
In 2013, Leah Pruett made an official debut for Top Fuel and remained a prominent face in the category. In 2017, she did the remarkable by racing 1000 feet distance in less than 3.65 seconds, registering a 331.85 mph top speed in the Nitro Spring Training event in Chandler, Arizona.
Again, in the same year’s second qualifying stage of the NHRA Arizona National, Leah Pruett raced past the track at 329.34mph in 3.658 seconds.
Career Highlights & Achievements
- 2012:3 Pro Mod Wins at Charlotte 2, Vegas 2, and Charlotte 12013: Third place in Topeka; Career best time of 812 seconds and speed of 319 mph at Reading
- 2014:Raced to a semifinal appearance in Las Vegas 2; Career-best time and speed at the same venue
- 2015:First runner-up finish (Atlanta); Semifinal (Charlotte 2); Career-best time and speed
- 2016: First-ever win with Bob Vandergriff Racing (Phoenix); Reached Championship playoff; Signed with Don Schumacher Racing; Number 1 qualifying position at Reading
- 2017: Consecutive four-race wins; No. 1 Qualification (6 times); Final Rounds (6 times); Career-best in St. Louis and Brainerd; Second Countdown to Championship qualification
- 2018: SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown World Championship; 2 Top Fuel wins; Career-best, e.t. at Auto Club NHRA Finals
- 2019:Second Brainerd win; Runner-up Finish, No.1 Qualifying position; 4th Countdown to Championship Qualifier
Besides these, Leah received the Spirit of Drag Racing Award, often presented to contestants who persevere in the face of disparity.
Leah Pruett Net Worth Summary
Leah Pruett has an estimated net worth of about $4 million as of 2023. Although drag racers do not have a fixed salary, they are paid based on their performance on their race day.
Leah Pruett is being paid handsomely; she received about $9 thousand 5 hundred at the Atlanta Dragway, which made her one of the highest-paid racers. Similarly, a seasonal win will grant a $10 million prize racer, ending at $5 million after distribution.
In 2016, Leah Pruett signed a deal with Don Schumacher Racing. After Don Schumacher declared bankruptcy, it was suggested that Leah Pruett was exiting the deal with her employer.
Aside from racing, she has a sponsorship contract with some brands for which she is being paid quite a fortune. Also, Leah Pruett owns her merchandise called The Hoonigan Leah Signature, where she sells stuff like SS Tees, a snapback back, a pullover, a Bandito sticker, and a women’s tank top.