UPDATED - See story update at bottom of original story.
Leading NHRA Top Fuel driver, Leah Pritchett is expected to soon be announced as the second international guest driver for the Outlaw Funny Car Series' Night of Fire Show at Sydney Dragway in November.
Pritchett, winner of the NHRA's Hot Rod Heritage Series Nitro Funny Car Championship, is expected to be reunited her championship-winning car, the former Plueger & Gyger Mustang now owned by the series promoters, which she wheeled to the NHRA championship in 2010.
The 26-year-old has an excellent record to go with her Funny Car title, having also become the first woman to run a 5-sec elapsed time in an nostalgia Funny Car, and was the first driver in the category to break the 250mph barrier. She also has nostalgia Funny Car wins at the famous March Meet and Hot Rod Reunion event.s
Pritchett also has three NHRA national event wins in Pro Modified to her credit and finished sixth in the 2012 Pro Mod standings driving for R2B2.
Pritchett is currently running a limited campaign in the Gumout Racing dragster for DOTE Racing.
The series organisers last week announced Tommy Johnson Jr as one of its international guest drivers, Johnson replacing fellow NHRA Funny Car star Ron Capps, who pulled out due to an unexpected business situation.
UPDATED – Outlaw Funny Car Series management have confirmed Leah Pritchett was to appear at its November Night of Fire as predicted by Just Drag Racing, but negotiations fell through. Series representatives have stated talks with Pritchett's management are continuing for the star to appear next year.