Erica Enders-Stevens captures Texas drag race title
Erica Enders-Stevens is a two-time winner on the National Hot Rod Association's circuit this year. Erica Enders-Stevens was victorious in Baytown, Texas, over the weekend.
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Erica Enders-Stevens raced to her second Pro Stock victory of the season Sunday in the NHRA SpringNationals, beating Allen Johnson in the final at Royal Purple Raceway.
Enders-Stevens had a 6.594-second pass at 210.60 mph in her Chevrolet Camaro, beating Johnson — 6.588 at 210.28 — with a better reaction time off the line.
"My team's been really awesome," said Enders-Stevens, also the winner last month in Las Vegas. "I've had a really consistent race car. That's what it takes Sundays, consistency. We had to make last second transmission change and go through the gears to make sure everything was right."
The victory was the 99th by a female driver in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history.
Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, and Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field.
Racing in his fifth straight final, Hight ran a 4.055 at 314.90 in his Ford Mustang to beat Jack Beckman. Hight has three victories in the first six events this season. He opened a 122-point lead over owner and teammate John Force.
Brown raced to second straight win with a 3.793 pass at 317.72 against Khalid alBalooshi. Brown took over the Top Fuel points lead from Doug Kalitta.