Erica Enders is BACK and Ready for her Next Championship!
Two-time NHRA Pro Stock Champion, Erica Enders had a nearly perfect, story-book weekend during the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire. After battling car issues the last season, Erica Enders proved she’s not going anywhere after claiming the Pro Stock Victory and Wally!
After winning her last Pro Stock event in October of 2015, Erica Enders and her team faced a number of challenges that had to be overcome.
“Last year was nothing short of a challenge for us,” Enders reported to Fox Sports, “We stayed together [as a team]. I have the most unique team. They have my back, and I will tell you one hundred percent that’s the reason why I am able to drive the way I drive.”
Erica Enders was given a round 1 broke buy run as her competitor, Shane Tucker was unable to make the call to the lanes. Second round, she treed Jason Line and sent him home with a 6.574 at 212.09 mph to 6.562 at 211.53 mph. By the Semi’s, Erica Enders was on fire! She left Bo Butner sleeping at the tree with a .008 reaction time to Butner’s .046; heading to the Finals with a 6.553 at 212.73 mph to Butner’s 6.533 at 212.33 mph. WOW!
Erica Enders took out Tanner Gray in the Finals with a 6.534 at 213.16 mph to Tanner Gray’s 6.550 at 212.06 mph after leaving him at the tree. Erica’s reaction times were on point! She meant business!
“The feeling of seeing the win light come on is something that’s impossible to describe,” Enders said,“Even in 2015 when we won nine times, I still felt extremely blessed for every win we earned. It’s always going to be that way because it’s so hard to do.”
Congrats the Erica Enders & crew! We look forward to her next race this weekend at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.