Enders breaks NHRA season wins record for female drivers
ENNIS, Texas (AP) Erica Enders raced to her eighth Pro Stock victory of the year Sunday in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to break the NHRA season record for female drivers.
Enders had a 6.467-second run at 214.48 mph in her Chevrolet Camaro to beat Jonathan Gray for her 20th career victory and first at Texas Motorplex. She broke a tie with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angelle Sampey for the female record. Sampey set the mark in 2001.
”I have been talking about a cowboy hat for months – wanting to come here and win a cowboy hat – so I’m excited to be able to get that done in front of all of our friends and family,” Enders said. ”It’s just a huge blessing. You know I didn’t drive my best in the final round and my guys stepped up to the plate and picked up my slack, so I’m so appreciative to them. We just have such great team chemistry and great horsepower so I’m a happy girl.”
She extended her points lead to 154 over Greg Anderson with two events left in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
Richie Crampton won in Top Fuel, Del Worsham in Funny Car, and Jerry Savoie in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Crampton raced to his fifth victory of the year, beating Steve Torrence with a 3.972 at 283.07. The Australian is third in the points standings.
Worsham won for the third time in the Countdown, topping Jack Beckman with a 4.041 at 272.17 in a Toyota Camry. Worsham has a 38-point lead over Beckman.
Savoie edged Eddie Krawiec with a 6.744 at 198.44 on a Suzuki.