Mopar,Motorsports | March 22 2017

Speed, passion, power = Mopar NHRA Top Fuel dragster Leah Pritchett

March is National Women’s History Month, 31 days set aside each year to call attention to the accomplishments of women, past and present, who chose to step outside what many consider ‘traditional’ gender zones to follow the road less travelled.

Mopar Top Fuel racing driver Leah Pritchett has been fueling excitement among NHRA Racing fans this year, winning trophies in her class at the 57th NHRA Winternationals and the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.

Don’t let appearances fool you. To Leah, she’s just another member of the team, dedicated to going fast and winning. She admits that she gets to take a lot of the credit, but she’s the first to admit that it’s the passion and commitment to perfection by her whole team that really drives her desire to race.

For Leah, her career isn’t necessarily about bucking gender norms. She’s busy proving herself right, instead of everyone else wrong.

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!