NHRA racers DeJoria, Enders-Stevens win, make history in Vegas
LAS VEGAS — Alexis DeJoria won in Funny Car and Erica Enders-Stevens topped the Pro Stock field Sunday in the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals for the second female double in NHRA history.
Enders-Stevens and Courtney Force also accomplished the feat in the 2012 Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher won in Top Fuel for his division-record 73rd victory and eighth at Las Vegas.
DeJoria, also the winner this year in Chandler, Ariz., beat Robert Hight with a 4.026-second pass at 309.98 mph in her Toyota Camry. She also topped Hight in the final in Arizona.
”This was definitely a grudge match coming off our win in Phoenix,” said DeJoria, the wife of television personality Jesse James and daughter of entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria. ”I was just in shock when we won there. It was gratifying and intense. Today my team gave me a good car and got me down the track first. I really appreciate them so much and all they give up to help this team go racing.”
Enders-Stevens, the K&N Horsepower Challenge bonus event winner Saturday, beat Jason Line in the final for her seventh career victory, finishing in 6.612 second at 208.78 mph in her Chevy Camaro. She became the first female driver to lead the Pro Stock standings.
Schumacher snapped a 15-event victory drought, topping points leader Doug Kalitta with a 3.797 at 326.16.