Gary Pritchett, who is best known for his successful seven-year career as the clutch specialist on Steve Torrence’s Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster, will pilot Jonnie Lindberg's Top Alcohol Funny Car at the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with primary sponsorship from Indianapolis-based N3 Boatworks.
Pritchett, like his wife, Leah, a current Top Fuel license holder, has previously match raced Lindberg’s Funny Car in 2017, and made additional passes at the 2018 U.S. Nationals test session where he became officially licensed in order to enter the race.
“I could not be more appreciative to N3 Boatworks and Landmeco for coming on board and making this opportunity possible,” said humbled Pritchett said through a beaming smile. “Leah and I have talked about this for years and it is now finally coming to fruition.”
In addition to N3 Boatworks and Landmeco, there are several minor associate sponsors that have made Gary Pritchett’s racing debut at the U.S. Nationals possible; Scott Palmer Racing, Catspot, Aerodine, Lagana Racing, and Steve Giordano also known as Steve-a-rita.
Pritchett will continue to turn wrenches for Torrence during the event.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity” Pritchett said. “Not only to Jonnie for giving me the opportunity drive his family alcohol car, but also to the Torrence family for allowing me to take this step closer to reaching my ultimate goal of driving a Nitro funny car on the NHRA circuit someday.”