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Pritchett prevails in Demon race

by Bill Cawthon on

Leah Pritchett defeated Matt Hagan in a close finish to the first Dodge Challenger SRT Demon drag race on the first day of qualifying at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Bandimere, Colorado.

Matt Hagan (red) and Leah Pritchett (white) launch at the first Dodge Challenger SRT Demon match at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. FCA US media photo.

Hagan got the quicker start but Pritchett caught up and turned on the win light.

There will be a second matchup between the two today between the third and fourth qualifying sessions.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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