|Real Name/Full Name
|Leah Christine Pruett
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Redlands, California, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|26 May 1988
|35 years old
|In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|In Kilograms – 62 Kg
In Pounds – 136 lbs
|Father – Ron Pruett
Mother – Linda Pruett
|California State University
Leah Pruett was born Leah Christine Pruett. She is an American drag racer who is currently working with Don Schumacher Racing driving NHRA Top Fuel. She was previously working with Bob Vandergrift Racing, but the company was closed in April 2016. Her first win was at Carquest Auto Parts NHRA National on 28 February 2016. The position had been held by Brittany Force since 1982.
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Biography and Early Life
Leah Pruett was born on 26 May 1988 in Redlands, California. She is the daughter of Ron and Linda Pruett. She has an only sister, Lindsey Pruett, who is also into a racing career.
Pruett is much focused on her career thus does not make many public appearances. For this reason, there is no much information concerning her early life and childhood upbringing. She has a Native American ethnicity.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Leah Pruett in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Leah Pruett’s age is 35 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024 having been born on 26 May 1988. Though, she is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 136 lbs in Pound and 62kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Blonde.
Leah received her high school education from her native place in Redlands. She then joined California State University after she was granted a scholarship because of her athletic talent. She finished her studies a6t San Bernardino.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Leah was married to a crew member from NHRA Fuel drag racer Steve Torrence, Gary Pruett in 2013. Although the couple came from rival race tracks, they proved how they loved each other and shared s strong bond together. However, their marriage did not last as Leah filed for divorce on 31 July 2019. She announced on her Instagram about her engagement to former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on 18 March 2021.
In 2017, she was involved in a feud with Steve Torrence during a volleyball competition. Since then, she has kept herself away from any form of controversy. There have been rumors that she wants to leave Don Schumacher Racing. However, she has not made any official communication concerning these rumors.
Is Leah Pruett Lesbian?
No. Pruett is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. She is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. She was previously married to Gary Pruett, a drag racer as well though they divorced in 2019. Currently, she is engaged to Tony Stewart, which happened on 18 March 2021.
At the beginning of her career, Leah was employed at Bob Vandergrift Racing. She took part in the racing of Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on 28 February 2016, which took part in Chandler. She made her first win in these competitions, defeating the first all-female in Top Fuel from 1982, Brittany Force.
After this success, she took part in Pro Mod and Nostalgia Funny Car competition. In 2013, she competed in Top Fuel with Dote Racing. Her worldwide popularity came on 4 February 2017 when she made the fastest pass in NHRA history by finishing with 3.654 seconds using 331.85 MHP. This win came in during the Nitro Spring Training in Chandler, Arizona, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Pruett has received many awards and recognition from her career. She has been recognized as the best E.T. OF 3.631 seconds with the best speed of 333.15 miles per hour (MPH). She has won a total of eleven events, where eight are In Top Fuel while three are in Pro Modified. In 2010, she won the Nostalgia Funny Car title during the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. She was the NHRA SAMTech Factory Showdown Champion in 2019. She was also the DSR’S first-year champion in that class. She is the first woman and the only one to win the championship in the drag race class.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Leah Pruett in 2024
Pruett’s salary is not known because racers get paid per race. However, she has a reputable amount of net worth amounting to around $5 million as of 2024. All her wealth has come from her racing career. During the Atlanta Dragway, she was paid $9500 and was one of the highest-paid racers. She signed a contract with Din Schumacher in 2016, where she is currently driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- She is the 14thhot woman driving fast cars for her living, as listed by Therichest.com.
- Her sister is also a racer, just like her
- Apart from racing, she participates in other sports like volleyball, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.
Leah Pruett is one of the young ladies who put much dedication and hard work into their career. She started participating in sports from a young age and has proved to the audience of her ability to give out her best when it comes to drag racing. When she was racing, the audience is always at the edge of their seats and crossing their fingers, waiting for her to win. She never disappoints them and will continue to win as far as she is in this drag racing career.